Posts Categorized: Drawing

Sinking Town

  I am very lucky to have a piece of mine to be published by Granta today. It is a travel-report on my visit to Joshimath, a town in Uttarakhand. Read it here.

The Sense of an Ending

I have just made a SubStack post about my time at the Cullman Center coming to a close. I have included in the post, at the request of a website that promotes reading, a list of five books on fathers. And some writing advice. Please check it out and subscribe to my SubStack!  

Writing a Novel with Pictures

A painting titled “This is Father” by the famous Indian artist Atul Dodiya. This image had been in my mind when I was writing what became My Beloved Life. I go over this connection, and others, in a piece I wrote for Hazlitt magazine. As I say in the piece somewhere, to incorporate photographs and… Read more »

Fathers and Sons and Daughters

Pub. date for My Beloved Life. LitHub has put up an essay of mine on the writers I read over the past few years reporting on the death of their fathers. I found consolation in their words and I hope that you do too.

Platform Magazine Interview

An interview with me has just come out in Platform Magazine. I’m posting this primarily because the author photo was taken by my former student and now international artist Caleb Stein. (It was a cold day in December, a couple of years ago, and we just went to the creek that flows behind my house…. Read more »

Bangalore Litfest

I will be at the Bangalore Literature Festival. My latest, The Yellow Book, will be released there. More about the book here. [Late addition: here is a little write-up about two conversations I had at the #blrlitfest.] Also, this discussion with writers and an editor I hugely admire.    

River Notes

I’m starting a Substack with an account of my journey, beginning June 25, through small towns and cities on the banks of the Ganges. Subscribe here.

Particulate Matter

In which I report on my visit to India this past winter. Many thanks to the editors of Granta magazine. A Bihari man working as a driver in Delhi told me a strange story. His name was Deepak. When his mother complained of chronic stomach pains, Deepak brought her from the village for treatment in… Read more »

Many Words for Heat, Many Words for Hate

Granta Magazine, one of my favorite literary journals, has just published a report of mine entitled “Many Words for Heat, Many Words for Hate.” Above are the first two pages. Get a copy of Issue no. 162 or subscribe online. Here’s a paragraph from the piece: In Delhi the heat is chemical, something unworldly, a… Read more »