The Washington Post

Love Marriage was reviewed in The Washington Post! It’ll be in tomorrow’s print edition, but you can read the review online now. The lede of the piece references (among other things) an essay I wrote when I was 19 and a freshman in college.

The Outlook section of the same newspaper has a piece I wrote about trying to explain Sri Lanka. That, too, is online, with accompanying audio (segment will play automatically).

Bethesda Magazine, Italian TV

The latest issue of Bethesda Magazine has a story about me and Becca. It isn’t available online, so head to newsstands if you want to read!

Also, I just found the link to the interview I did with three other South Asian authors for Italian Web/TV while I was in Torino. You can watch that here. Don’t be thrown by the Italian if you don’t speak it—it switches to English!

Reading News

I’m scheduled to read at Book Soup in Los Angeles on August 28! I’m excited for a return to the West Coast.

And it turns out that I will be reading at Prairie Lights after all! One year from publication… to the day! April 8, 2009—a day after I read at Grinnell. I am already looking forward to going to Iowa.

I’ll be visiting several schools over the next year. If you’re interested in having me visit your school, please write to me via the contact form.

Bookplates

It was wonderful to be back in Bethesda and D.C. this week! Both readings sold out. Thanks for the hometown support! It was really unbelievable to see so many people there. People who taught me in elementary school came!

If you were at the D.C. reading and were unable to purchase a book and would like your copy signed, please get in touch with me. I’m going to look into getting bookplates, which are somewhat fancy stickers that I sign and give to you to put in a book when you get one.