New Delhi: In what is a landmark acquisition, Penguin Books India has acquired the Indian subcontinent rights to publish the acclaimed author Amit Chaudhuri's works. Penguin will be bringing out all his new writings, in addition to publishing the backlist.
The first book by Amit Chaudhuri to be published by Penguin will be on Calcutta, which would be one of the most important non-fiction titles that Penguin will release next year.
Speaking on this wonderful acquisition, Chiki Sarkar, Editor-in-chief Penguin India says, "Amit Chaudhuri is one of our finest writers " and one of the best known and most critically acclaimed of Indian writers writing in English. We are delighted that he is moving to PBI with his entire backlist."
On publishing with Penguin Books India, Amit Chaudhuri says, "Penguin India's reputation in the Indian publishing industry is, with good reason, unrivalled, and I'm delighted to pass on my future publications as well as my backlist to them. I'm also happy to be moving to them at a time when they've acquired a dynamic new publisher in Chiki Sarkar, whose enthusiasm and commitment to my writing convinced me that my books would be in good hands."...more
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