British Council is delighted to invite you to Literary Lounge, a series of discussions focused on the six Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction finalists and their shortlisted novels for 2016.
The books to be discussed this weekend are:
Saturday 30 July
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
In this fun filled session Christina will present her insights on The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild in interaction with Nirmala. Prem Koshy (restaurateur/theatre artist/music man/yoga teacher/animal rescuer), Jatin Prabhu (freelance journalist/writer) and Pasca Radjou (journalist) will present dramatized readings from the text. Yogita and Pasca will present a musical piece to highlight the mood of the novel.
Sunday 31 July
Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
In this sixth and the last of the Literary Lounge sessions Nirmala will present her interview with the winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, Lisa McInerney on her novel Glorious Heresies. Prem Koshy, Ashish Sen (theatre person/development communications practitioner), Jatin Prabhu, Pasca Radjou and Christina will present dramatized readings from the text. Yogita and Pasca will present a musical piece to highlight the mood of the novel.
Time: From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for both sessions
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The series Literary Lounge is curated by Nirmala Govindrajan and Christina Daniels. Nirmala is the author of The Community Catalyst. This novel, inspired by the life experiences of a bureaucrat and published by Sapna Books, will hit the stands shorty this year. She has co-authored two books – Mind Blogs 1.0 and Trailblazers of Bangalore. She has written two socio-political fiction novels, which are up for publication. Nirmala has been involved in literary and cultural activities as curator and co-festival director for the debut Times of India Literary Carnival, Bangalore in January 2014. Christina is the author of I'll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan and Ginger Soda Lemon Pop. She is also a photographer, poet and communications specialist. Christina curates the ‘Urban Solace Book Club’ and is the Founder of ‘History In Your Backyard’, a community initiative to help Bangaloreans rediscover the history of their city in everyday spaces.