Sunday, June 3, 2012

Reading by Anjum Hasan on June 12

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA)
The British Council Library and Penguin Books
are delighted to invite you
to celebrate the publication of 
Anjum Hasan’s collection of short fiction
 Difficult Pleasures
  Venue: The British Council Library, Prestige Takt,
23 Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore.
Date and Time:  Tuesday, 12 June 2012, at 6.45 p.m.
Well-known novelists Anita Nair and Usha KR
and theatre director and founder-director of India Foundation for the Arts Anmol Vellani will speak about the book.
Anjum will read selections from the stories.
Anjum Hasan is the author of the novels Neti, Neti and Lunatic in my Head and the collection of poems, Street on the Hill. She is books editor at The Caravan. See more on
From the reviews:

Difficult Pleasures is a reminder of what classic short stories are like, and that the most eloquent authors let their characters do the talking.” Timeout 
“Hasan has done a masterly job, placing these stories before us like delicate, translucent slivers of life…” India Today
“Unapologetically urban, unsentimentally sensitive, this anthology treats the reader as an intellectual equal…” Hindu Literary Review 
“Each of the 13 stories is a gem…Beautifully told and effortlessly written.”The Tribune 
“Humane, unshowy tales…moving and eloquent.” Indian Express

1 comment:

Toto Funds the Arts said...

Githa Hariharan won't be able to make it for the reading, instead we have well-known novelists Anita Nair and Usha KR in conversation with Anjum Hasan. Do come, and invite others.