Sunday, August 09, 2009

Reviews and Other News

DNA's young adult supplement ya! carries a review of The Enemy of My Enemy today. I am finally back in Bombay after an exhausting first leg of the book tour. Since 13th July I have done four book launches and 26 school visits and readings. Am hoping to relax and work on the sequel to the gamebook in the following weeks.

In the meanwhile there is a quiz to be hosted in September and the possibility of promoting the book in Goa. More updates soon.

Friday, August 07, 2009

A Great Example

... of how a telephone interview should be given (all credit, of course, to the journo for not making me sound like the underside of a stinking warthog): Indian Express.

More coverage of the launch by the New Indian Express (Chennai).

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Chennai Book Launch Coverage

The Hindu had this to say about the launch on the 31st of July.

A great example of how a telephone interview should not be given so that one doesn't sound like a bumbling idiot: Chennai Times.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Media Coverage

The last few weeks have been a complete blur - school visits, book launches, interviews, Q and A sessions and in between meeting old friends.

The launch of Crickematics in Bangalore was outstanding and meeting another personal hero - Rahul Dravid - was an awesome experience. The stampede in the end was a bit unnerving, but Dravid handled it well.

The launch of The Enemy of My Enemy in Chennai will probably be remembered for the longest Q and A session ever at a book launch. Children and grown-ups alike were rather inquisitive.

The school visits in Bangalore and Pune were entertaining and exhausting and am looking forward to the 15 school visits that have been planned in Chennai over the next one week.

Here are links to some of the articles/ interviews/ coverage of Crickematics and The Enemy of My Enemy:

Interviews in Time Out Mumbai, Deccan Chronicle and Times of India
Coverage of Crickematics on Rediff, The Hindu, Mid Day, Bangalore Mirror and MyBangalore