Sunday, 1 May 2016

Sunny Singh in interview

Literary Delights: Saturday 25th June - 1.30-5.30pm
Trinity Church Centre, 15 Nether Street, N12 7NN.

Sunny Singh
We are delighted that Sunny Singh will be joining us on Saturday afternoon to discuss her writing and its influences.

Sunny's debut novel, Nani’s Book Of Suicides, published in 2000, was described as a “first novel of rare scope and power.” The Spanish translation of the novel won the inaugural Mar de Letras prize in 2003. 

Her second book, a work of non-fiction titled Single In The City: The Independent Woman’s Handbook (2001), was a first-of-its-kind exploration of single women in contemporary India and was described as “witty and insightful.” 

Her second novel, With Krishna’s Eyes (2006), has been commended for its “profound insight” and described as “memorable”.

Her latest novel, Hotel Arcadia, is published by Quartet Books and is available from bookshops and e-retailers across UK. 
Hotel Arcadia has been described as a literary thriller, but Sunny says the inspiration came from the love story of characters in Dante's Inferno. Lindsay Bamfield will be asking Sunny about the novel's journey from inspiration to publication as well as exploring the influences and issues that inform her writing.

Sunny Singh was born in Varanasi, India, and brought up in various Indian cantonment towns, Islamabad in Pakistan and New York City. She studied at Brandeis University (USA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), and University of Barcelona (Spain).

She has worked as a journalist and management executive in Mexico, Chile, and South Africa. Currently, she teaches Creative Writing at the London Metropolitan University. She maintains two widely read blogs, one on her personal ruminations on politics, culture and literature, and another on the Arthashastra, the classical Sanskrit political treatise by Chanakya.

Her short stories have been published by prestigious international literary journals including The Drawbridge and World Literature Today.

Her creative non-fiction and academic writing has been published across the world in key journals and anthologies. She also writes for newspapers and magazines, in Spanish and English, across the globe.

This event is one of four in the festival's Literary Delights afternoon.

Literary Delights is a free event but please book.

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