Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Launch on April 15

Toto Funds the Arts

is pleased to invite you to

the launch of Aditya Sudarshan’s second novel,

Show Me A Hero

After the reading, Dr Arul Mani will be in conversation with the author

Venue: Crossword Bookstore, ACR Towers, Ground Floor, 32 Residency Road, Bangalore - 1

Date and time: Friday, 15 April 2011 at 6.30 pm

Aditya Sudarshan graduated from the National Law School in Bangalore in 2007, and has been writing fiction full-time since 2008. His first novel, A Nice Quiet Holiday, was published by Westland Books in 2009. His short stories have appeared in Penguin India's First Proof anthology, the Scientific Indian's Science Fiction anthology, Kindle Magazine, Reading Hour Magazine, and others. He also writes literary criticism for various papers, including The Hindu Literary Review, Biblio, Outlook and Tehelka. His second novel, Show Me A Hero, was published this January by Rupa and Co. Novels and short stories apart, Aditya is a regular scriptwriter for NDTV's political comedy show, "The Great Indian Tamasha", and the author of two stage-plays. He now lives in Mumbai.

Dr Arul Mani is a writer, literary critic and Reader at the Department of English,St Joseph’s College, Bangaore.

About the book: Show Me A Hero does a fine job of ignoring the hazy line between literary and genre fiction’ –– Jai Arjun Singh

‘Perceptive and thought-provoking ….’ –– Saaz Aggarwal

‘It's the sort of book which forces the reader to put it down after every dozen pages and reflect.’ –– Epic India Magazine

‘Thankfully this “coming-of-age” novel isn’t about love, campus, girls, and the “regular” experiences of writers. This one is “hatke”.’ –– Book Chums

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