As bankers and business people and Urvi (our Agency Manager) go berserk with accounts, tax returns and squiggly number things that don’t make sense to the rest of us, we thought we’d give you an update from the agent’s desk. We had three very different writers join our list recently, and here’s a peek into them!
Being an office full of ladies, we like to be chivalrous at times. So we start with the gentleman, Mr. Patrick Bryson. He is a fiction writer and essayist, with his work appearing in Southerly, Tehelka, The Lifted Brow, The Times Of India, Motherland, Out of Print, The Shillong Times and Mascara Literary Review. He was awarded his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2009. His first novel, published by Hachette India in 2014, is The Sad Demise of Manpreet Singh. He’s written a second novel, The Dharamshala Shakedown, for which all rights are available. If these don’t satisfy your ravenous reading and you need more of the man, do visit his blog.
Next to join us this month was Kripa Joshi, the fabulous creator of the Miss Moti comics. We’re all huge fans of her work, (we’re not the only ones) and can’t wait for Miss Moti in Her Element to be picked up! (Indian subcontinent rights are available) Now if you don’t know about Kripa and Miss Moti, you are seriously behind on your body positivity reading! Kripa is a Nepali illustrator and comic artist. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York, with a Fulbright scholarship. In the beginning of 2016 she started the Miss Moti-vation series where she illustrates motivational quotes featuring Miss Moti. These are posted online and printed in Nepali Times. Kripa was also featured as one of the 100 women in the comics at the House of Illustration exhibition in London. You can see more of Miss Moti here.
If you haven’t been following Arati Kumar-Rao on Instagram, you’re really behind on your game! From The Guardian to the Time Magazine, everyone’s been including her in their top lists. In simple words, Arati Kumar-Rao is an independent environmental photographer and writer documenting the slow violence of ecological degradation and climate change on ecosystems and livelihoods along South Asia’s rivers. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, National Geographic Traveller India, Mint, Peepli.org, Caravan and Tehelka, among other publications and journals. She’s got a couple of works in the pipeline – why don’t you visit her website while you wait for more details?
That’s a round-up of the new additions to our list. As always, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for quality non-fiction. Surprise us!