Today is ‘International Translation Day’ and I have prepared a list of my favourite translated books. These are from languages all around the world and I have a feeling you have picked-up and loved atlease one of these. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (Tr. Japanese by Philip Gabriel)– Kafka resonated with me mainlyContinue reading “My Favourite Translated Books|International Translation Day”
Audiobooks are a great way to multi task, which I thought I was good at untill work kicked in. I am trying to listen to books as I work, and here are the ones I picked. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Dara– A telenovela shoot, and two love starved co-stars. This is theContinue reading “Audiobooks I Am Listening To|Reading Update”
Samuel J. Halpin is the author of ‘The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods’, his first novel and my favourite Middle-Grade book of all times. I requested him to recommend his 5 favourite books and here they are:
Sri-Lanka comes to my mind each time I make a travel plan, even though travelling is not my favourite thing in the world. And books have played a major role in making me fall in love with this lush land and it’s culture. My top 3 books set in Sri-Lanka includes ‘Beautiful People’ by Amanthi Harris, ‘Upon A Sleepless Isle’ by Andrew Fidel Fernando and ‘Suncatcher’ by Romesh Gunasekara.
The Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15 and ends on October 15. A month dedicated to the Hispanic culture and their rich and vibrant history, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated the positive impact Hispanic Americans left on America. The contributors are citizen whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Carribean and Central and South America.
I plan to pick up five books with Latinx representation and by #OwnVoices Latinx authors.
Synopsis Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. LupeContinue reading “Book Tour+Review- Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera|#OwnVoices, Asian-Latinx Representation”
‘Come On In’, a collection of stories based on the collective human experience of immigration, focusses on every aspect of it- pain, stress, grief and loss of one’s identity. These stories strike a chord because of the themes they represent. While parents make most of the decisions when it comes to immigration (legal or not), it is the children who have to adjust the most, leaving behind the land and the language they were born into. Likewise, kids born to immigrant parents fail to find their identity and struggle to establish a home for themselves.
On the lookout for online second hand book store in India, I came across Readerskart, an online second-hand bookstore that provides some amazing and well-loved tites atr affordable prizes.
Each year, August celebrates translated literature written by Women authors in a language other than English (and then translated into English) from around the world. Started six years ago by Maytal Tadzinkski, a blogger and scholar, the month aims to support emerging voices and is now a global movement. I managed to read 5 booksContinue reading “Women in Translation Wrap-Up |August 2020|#WITMonth”
The biggest mistake authors make when they are writing for children, is forgetting the fact they too were once children. It is important to think about to the time when you were a child and try to remember what was the kind of content you liked consuming.
I have developed children’s comics before this. My first brush with writing for children came about two years ago when I sat down and wrote An Awfully BIG Adventure. I remember struggling to ensure that story would sit well with my younger readers too. As authors, we have a responsibility to our readers.