Writers, Etc. – Session 34

Date(s) - 14/11/2014
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi


Alliance Française de Delhi

and Institut Français en Inde


Writers, Etc. – Session 34

Akash Kapur

in conversation with

Manu Joseph

Friday, 14th November 2014, 6.30pm

M. L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance française de Delhi

Invite - Writers Session 34

Writers, Etc is our literary platform: a space where the written word gets primacy, where written ideas and their practitioners can interact with each other and the general public, coming together to ask pertinent questions and seek their answers: what role does literature play in contemporary societies? How do writers see their responsibilities vis-à-vis the public and, turning that over, how do we see writers? How has the written word adapted to its place among the growing pantheon of varied and addictive forms of cultural transmission? The aim is to encourage a discovery, unencumbered by genre, of all the written oeuvres, ranging from living legends to new and emerging talent.

For our 34th session, we are very delighted to invite Akash Kapoor who will be in conversation with Manu Joseph.


 Akash Kapur is the author of “India Becoming: A Journey Through a Changing Landscape”, which was chosen as a book of the year by The New Yorker and The New Republic, and one of three “Must-Reads on Modern India” by Newsweek. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Economist, Granta, The Hindu, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Outlook, among other places. He is the former “Letter from India” columnist for The International New York Times. He lives with his family in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, where he also grew up.

Manu Joseph

Manu Joseph is the author of two novels — The Illicit Happiness of Other People, which was released in 2012, and Serious Men, his first novel, which won The Hindu Literary Prize and the PEN Open Book Award. It was one of Huffington Post’s 10 Best Books of 2010, and was shortlisted, among other awards, for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Bollinger PG Wodehouse Prize for best comic fiction. Serious Men has been optioned for an Indian language film. He is editor of the India newsweekly, Open, and writes a fortnightly column in the global edition of the New York Times.

 For more information, please write to [email protected]