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. I have one eye on Asia and one on North America; the third is still firmly sealed, alas.
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
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 charge a fee for full-length blog reviews.
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, erotica, 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.
If you are an unpublished author and would like a critique of your manuscript, please get in touch with me via email. Please note that I charge a small fee for this service.
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.
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