- About the book
DetailsSouth Asian Diasporic Writing—poetry, fiction literary theory, and drama by writers from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka now living in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA—is one of the most vibrant areas of contemporary world literature. In this volume, twelve acclaimed writers from this tradition are interviewed by experts in the field about their political, thematic, and personal concerns as well as their working methods and the publishing scene. The book also includes an authoritative introduction to the field, and essays on each writer and interviewer. The interviewers and interviewees are: Alexandra Watkins, Michelle de Kretser, Homi Bhabha, Klaus Stierstorfer, Amit Chaudhuri, Pavan Malreddy, Rukhsana Ahmad, Maryam Mirza, Shankari Chandran, Birte Heidemann, Neel Mukherjee, Anjali Joseph, Chris Ringrose, Michelle Cahill, Rajith Savanadasa, Mariam Pirbhai, Maryam Mirza, Mridula Koshy, Sehba Sarwar, Dr Angela Savage, Sulari Gentill.
- The author
About the authorA former Australian Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, Chandani Lokuge is currently Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has also held guest professorships in Germany, France, and the USA. She is the author of 16 books, including her novels My Van Gogh (2019), Softly as I Leave You (Winner of Sri Lanka's Godage National Literary Award for Best Novel 2013), and If the Moon Smiled (Shortlisted for New South Wales Premier’s Prize) and a recent book of essays, Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing.
Chris Ringrose was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Alberta, and has held posts at Dalhousie University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Northampton. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of English at Monash University. His poetry and short fiction have won awards in England, Canada, and Australia, and he has published critical work on modern fiction, literary theory, and children’s literature. He co-edits the Journal of Postcolonial Writing and ibidem’s book series Studies in World Literature. His most recent book of poetry is Palmistry (2019).
Reviews"This is an immensely valuable collection of theoretical, political, and personal reflection. Brimming with critical insight, the conversations articulate a richly textured transnational/diasporic sensibility. Highly recommended."—Avtar Brah, Professor Emerita, Birkbeck College, University of London; Author of Cartographies of Diaspora, Contesting Identities
"The freedom in the act of inter-viewing, of seeing each other, is splendidly exploited in this collection of exchanges with South Asian Diasporic Writers. They happily take advantage of the informal settings to give insights into their literary lives and works that are continually negotiating the in-between."—Klaus Stierstorfer, Chair of British Studies, University of Muenster
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