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Red belongs to Matisse

Published @ Daily News & Analysis
He won the Sahitya Akademi award way back in 1991 and is the author of novels such as Hero, The Brainfever Bird, Trotternama, which won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, and The Everest Hotel, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Irwin Allan Sealy speaks to Sayandeb Chowdhury about his latest novel, Red, which was launched in Mumbai last week.   You once wanted to be a painter. And finally, there is a book about Matisse.  Oh yes. I wanted to be very early in my life. But I…
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It’s sad to be still considered an outsider

Published @ Daily News & Analysis
His novel, Shadow Lines, had made Khushwant Singh exult, ‘this is how a story should be told, this is how a novel should be written’. Amitav Ghosh is now in the uppermost echelons of Indian writing and can confidently claim to be a world-novelist. His last book The Hungry Tide won the Hutch Crossword Award in 2004 in the best Indian English novel category. He was in Mumbai recently to announce the shortlist for this year’s awards. Sayandeb Chowdhury spoke to him about his novels,…
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