About this blog

This site began a repository for my publications (mostly book reviews). I then started blogging about other bookish matters, and occasionally writing about other issues that interested me.

The ads on this site have been placed by WordPress, and I do not endorse or gain financially from any of the products displayed here.

Here’s a couple of sample blog posts :

Yellowknife by Steve Zipp (Canadian lit.)
On the Outside Looking Indian by Rupinder Gill (Indo-Canadian lit.)
Come, Before Evening Falls by Manjul Bajaj (Indian lit.)
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami (kidlit)
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (Toronto theater)
Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver novels

Updated Review Policy:

I focus on feminist and multicultural writing, especially immigrant fiction. I am always looking for authors to interview and books to review; do get in touch with me if you think your work fits my interests. Please note that I may charge a fee for full-length blog reviews.

As of 2018, I’ve begun focussing a lot more on Young Adult and Middle Grade writing. I usually do not review books I dislike, as I prefer to spend my energy promoting work I admire 🙂

My reviews may be posted on this blog, or published in a literary magazine, or appear in both, at my discretion. I do not review poetry, prescriptive non-fiction, chick lit, erotica, thrillers or inspirational/religious work. Please note that I  do NOT usually participate in promotional book tours.

I do not conduct author interviews for my blog; I publish them in Bookslut. Authors I’ve interviewed include Minal Hajratwala, Camilla Gibb, Sheela Chari and Saladin Ahmed. I sometimes write feature articles about authors for Herizons, a Canadian feminist magazine. Canadian authors I’ve interviewed include Nalo Hopkinson, Dorothy Palmer , and Ava Homa.

Contact: I may be reached at Niranjana (dot) Iyer (at) gmail (dot) com

Using my content: You are welcome to reproduce my original content (i.e., posts that appear on my blog but not in any other venue) as long as you include a link to the source. Please note that copyright restrictions for my other publications may preclude reprints at other venues.



10 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. your page is an essential bookmark for its arresting literary criticisms and off the mark comments.i just subscribed your blog in my google reader in my custom literature folder .i,m now naturally into looking for the twlbb as referenced by you.a nice read all through and wholesome food for the mind from a distinguished pen,regards.

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