Mridula Koshy


Mridula Koshy, writer, coffee-shop lurker, writing group fiend, union organiser and mother of three has a collection of short stories, If It Is Sweet out next month. Look out, world.


You can read the story she wrote for Tehelka's Fiction special here.

A prize-winning story here.

And fabulous recommendations:

In these stories, families are seen in their whole corrosive element, and the poor and disenfranchised are returned to history—in language that’s affecting, tender, unexpected, like translations from a tongue infinitely superior to our own. Mridula Koshy's writing is deeply attentive and fearless, the work of an extraordinary Indian moralist with an unmistakable gift. -- Jeet Thayil

In brooding, otherworldly prose, Mridula Koshy tells us the stories other writers overlook, or do not wish to tell: the household thoughts that must always remain silent, the disavowed dramas of the city, the heartbreaking proximity of opposite emotions.  "If It Is Sweet" is a book of savage, beautiful writing, whose empathy and curiosity flood over the usual barricades of the imagination – and remind us, indeed,what real writing is.-- Rana Dasgupta

Mridula Koshy's voice is fresh and new, animated by a love of language and people that makes these stories remarkably strange and yet disconcertingly familiar.-- Siddhartha Deb

2 comments:

publisher?

will be on the look out.

April 20, 2009 at 11:45 PM  

idjet I am. Westland Tranquebar

April 21, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

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