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The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading

Nilanjana Roy (Author)

A unique collection of essays from one of India's best-loved critics One of India's most widely read journalists, Nilanjana Roy has been writing reviews, columns, essays and features for over two decades. The Girl Who Ate Books reinvents the best of these occasional pieces and weaves them together with a set of new personal essays. From early memories of living in a house made of books, to encounters with men and women who hoarded them, to the author's first taste of the printed word - this is a memoir of reading, loving and living with books like no other. Written in her understated but unfailingly elegant style, this is an indispensable collection for those who live to read and read to live.

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About the author

Nilanjana Roy

Nilanjana Roy spent most of her adult life writing about humans before realizing that animals were much more fun; The Wildings is her first novel. Her column on books and reading for the Business Standard has run for over 15 years; she also writes for the International Herald Tribune on gender. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Caravan, Civil Lines 6, Guernica, the New York Times India blog, Outlook and Biblio. Some of her stories for children have been published in Scholastics Spooky Stories, & Science Fiction Stories and BeWitched. She is the editor of A Matter of Taste: The Penguin Book of Indian Food Writing.

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Title The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading
Author Nilanjana Roy
Format Softcover
Date published: 12.08.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Fourth Estate
Language: English
isbn 9789350297117
length xv+355p., 22cm.
Subjects Biography