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Jeet Thayil: The Book of Chocolate Saints


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In this event, Man Booker Prize shortlisted author and poet Jeet Thayil explores human behaviour through the lives of artists.

From Bombay to beat, Moraes to Ginsberg, Jeet Thayil’s thrilling new work, The Book of Chocolate Saints, examines the changing social and cultural landscapes of contemporary Indian life.

Working as a journalist for 23 years before writing his debut novel Narcopolis, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Man Asian Literary Prize, and awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Jeet Thayil is truly a man of letters, with five poetry collections including These Errors Are Correct, which won the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award.

Earlier Event: August 28
An evening with Lauren Groff
Later Event: August 30
Karl Ove Knausgard in conversation