Monday, April 03, 2006


THE most eagerly awaited novel of 2006 should most probably go to Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games (Faber & Faber, 2006), which will most probably be released in the second half of this year. Over seven years in the writing, his new novel is finally seeing the light of day.

CHANDRA Vikram [1961-] Novelist, short-story writer. Born in New Delhi, India. NOVELS Sacred Games (2006); Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995: winner of the 1995 David Higham Prize for Fiction and the 1996 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book) STORIES Love and Longing in Bombay (1997: winner of the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Eurasia Region; shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award)


Blogger Jacobo said...


This guy came to my faculty when the Spanish translation of Love and Longing in Bombay was published, and we had the chance to have a nice discussion with him about post-colonialism, anglo-indian literature, translations, and so on. He was most smart and agreeable.

Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:05:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Hello Jacobo - Vikram Chandra took seven years to write his new and third book, Sacred Heart, with a million dollar advance! I enjoyed reading his first novel and his first collection of stories and look forward to reading the new novel. Happy reading!

Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:29:00 AM  

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