Brown Paper began a repository for my publications (mostly book reviews). I then started blogging about books, bookish matters, and occasionally writing about other issues that interested me.
I now work primarily as a writing consultant, but continue to blog about books that interest me. I focus on feminist and multicultural writing, especially immigrant fiction. I do not review poetry, prescriptive non-fiction, chick lit, erotica, thrillers or inspirational /religious work.
Please see the review policy section for more details if you are interested in having your book reviewed.
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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.
More? Here’s a couple of sample blog posts :
Yellowknife by Steve Zipp (Canadian lit. fic.)
On the Outside Looking Indian by Rupinder Gill (Indo-Canadian memoir)
Come, Before Evening Falls by Manjul Bajaj (Indian lit. fic.)
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami (kidlit)
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (Toronto theater)
Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver novels (mysteries)
just stumbled upon your blog–and I am really enjoying it. A nice friendly vibe, intelligent but not off putting. Thank you
@ Rebecca: O thankyou thankyou thankyou.
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.
@ Sudipto : thanks!
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Continue the great work!!
Hi, this morning I had an opportunity to spend a good half an hour on your blog, it goes straight into my “interesting reads” folder.
Love it !
@ Yeh hai Life: thanks!
@ Emily: Thanks! I’m honored to be on that folder 🙂
Very interesting blog, Niranjana !
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A treasure for a novelist like me. Keep it up Niranjana.
Lakshmi Raj Sharma
I am planning to start a book blog and was scouting the internet for current ones. Pleasantly surprised to find one from an IIMA alum. I’m from the 2016-18 batch. Following!
So glad to connect here! I graduated sometime in the last century 🙂 Do let me know when you begin your book blog–would love to read it.
Sure! It’s a long way off though, just in initial planning stages. Meanwhile, I’ve been bloggin at https://debapriyo.blog/
Great, I’ll check it out soon!
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