Narcopolis

  • Three Indian writers in Man Asian Prize longlist 04-12-2012 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: Indian writers Jeet Thayil, Anjali Joseph and Benyamin were on Tuesday named in the Man Asian Literary Prize longlist of 15 authors which also figure Nobel winner Orhan Pamuk. The list for the $30,000 prize, considered Asia's most prestigious, was drawn from 108 published works from nine Asian...
  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize 22-11-2012 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistan-based author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers...
  • Jeet Thayil on Man Booker Prize shortlist and more 29-10-2012 06:02 PM

    He is a poet, musician and writer who has got a huge boost now that his debut novel has made it to the shortlist of this year's Man Booker Prize. So you can bet that Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis is fated to move from the fringes towards the main stream of...
  • 'Narcopolis' is an intense, disturbing read 05-01-2012 04:57 PM

    I first interviewed Jeet Thayil at the Jaipur Literature Festival a few years ago, when it was smaller and not quite as manic. And then we did a more in-depth interview for a show 'Out of the Box' that aired on CNN-IBN - we shot with him in Delhi, at...