San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come along for a hands-on creative writing activity where Radhika Swarup will share her own tips and experiences of writing with a brief reading of her debut historical novel followed by Q&A.
Spanning continents and generations, Where the River Parts is an epic tale of love, loss and longing. Set in August 1947, the night before India’s independence, it is also the night before Pakistan’s creation and the brutal Partition of the two countries.
The book also considers how the choices made – by society as well as parents – affect the beliefs and actions of future generations.
Swarup spent a nomadic childhood in India, Italy, Qatar, Pakistan, Romania and England, which gave her a keen sense for the dispossessed.
She studied at Cambridge University and worked in investment banking before turning to writing.
She has written opinion pieces for Indian broadsheets and the Huffington Post as well as short stories for publications including the Edinburgh Review.
When & Where
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