Anjali Joseph & Nikita Lalwani: Writing Without Boundaries
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Anjali Joseph joined us last year to discuss her multi-award-winning debut Saraswati Park. She returns with Another Country, a beautifully-observed novel which follows Leela on a journey through love and youth in Paris, London and Bombay. Nikita Lalwani’s The Village is a gripping modern morality tale set in India in which a woman is making a documentary about a village which is also an open prison for convicted killers. The Guardian’s Literary Editor, Claire Armitstead talks to these two talented writers. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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Interview: Nikita Lalwani at 2012 Edinburgh Book Festival with new novel The Village11 Jul 2012
Booker Prize-nominee inspired by visit to open prison in India
In 1998, Nikita Lalwani visited an open prison of convicted murderers in India, with the view to making a BBC documentary. What she saw there haunted her for years, eventually working its way out as The Village, the superb follow-up to her acclaimed…
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