A Conversation with Caroline Kaufman: Author of Light Filters In

In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience.  In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, one exquisite and insightful piece at a time. She writes about giving up… Continue reading A Conversation with Caroline Kaufman: Author of Light Filters In

Spotlight: An Interview with a Twitter Influencer and Blogger

In Spotlight, we interview people who’ve popularized books on different social media platforms. With irresistible pictures, intelligent conversations and book recommendations, these bibliophile social media masters are the best kind of influencers. Today we’re in conversation with Vivek Tejuja, whose Twitter handle Vivekisms has nearly 30,000 followers. He also runs a blog and let's just say he talks… Continue reading Spotlight: An Interview with a Twitter Influencer and Blogger

Spotlight: An Interview with a Booktuber

In Spotlight, we interview people who’ve popularized books on different social media platforms. The Indian Booktuber has close to 10,000 subscribers on YouTube. Manpreet posts wonderfully detailed reviews, TBR lists, monthly recommendations for readers. She also patiently answers all book-related queries in her comments section. Today we discuss her journey.   There's a perception that Indians don’t… Continue reading Spotlight: An Interview with a Booktuber

Spotlight: An Interview with a Bookstagrammer

In Spotlight, we interview people who've popularized books on different social media platforms. With irresistible pictures, intelligent conversations and book recommendations, these bibliophile social media masters are the best kind of influencers. Today we're in conversation with Resh Susan, whose Instagram handle The Book Satchel has nearly 30,000 followers. She also has a blog with… Continue reading Spotlight: An Interview with a Bookstagrammer

‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Even in the modern world, it's impossible to escape our biology: men are depicted as the stronger, smarter sex, while women are portrayed as more empathetic, and as natural caregivers. We buy dolls for our girls, and toy trucks for our boys, marking the first in a chain of ways that we raise our children… Continue reading ‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

This month, we publish J.D. Barker's much awaited thriller, The Fourth Monkey — abbreviated 4MK — the first in a series featuring Detective Sam Porter. With echoes of the films Se7en and Silence of the Lambs, 4MK is a rollercoaster-paced reading experience which will have you white-knuckling the pages at every heart-pounding twist and turn. Sravya Darbhamulla,… Continue reading Meet J.D. Barker, the man behind ‘4MK’, a heart-pounding serial killer thriller

‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

Growing up as a girl in the Vedic age is anything but easy—and even harder for the future Queen of Hastinapur, the kingdom of all kingdoms. She must contend with magic islands, difficult sages, calculating foster parents, sexual awakening and loneliness. Even when she is at the threshold of the capital, King Shantanu, smitten though… Continue reading ‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

‘Each good poem is a glass of wine, really’

'Describe a writing that is part water, part milk, part rain. Biswamit Dwibedy’s Ancient Guest is a wet home for this description.' That’s how Bhanu Kapil introduces HarperCollins India's latest anthology of poems. Ancient Guest is a collection which marks a new direction in contemporary Indian English poetry. Comprising four sections, each one as explosive and evocative as… Continue reading ‘Each good poem is a glass of wine, really’

Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’

This month, HarperCollins India publishes Trisha Bora's debut novel, What Kitty Did.  Trisha isn't new to the world of books and writing—she studied English Literature at Miranda House, and has worked in Indian publishing over the past several years. At the moment, she is a commissioning editor at Juggernaut Books. In this email interview with… Continue reading Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’

Meet Priyanka Menon, the writer of ‘Served with Love’, a new romance about two chefs

Tell us a bit about the genesis of Served with Love. P: In my opinion, all stories begin around food. Actually, good stories begin around good food. I remember reading a post on Facebook that said ‘No great story begins with that one time I was eating a salad’. I laughed so hard at that.… Continue reading Meet Priyanka Menon, the writer of ‘Served with Love’, a new romance about two chefs