A short piece of fiction in McSweeney’s.
1. Your new friends Bob and Rita come to lunch and you serve them idlis, like your grandmother used to make. 2. They love your south Indian cooking and ask for the recipe. 3. You never hear from Rita and Bob again. 4.
The talk I gave at Savvy Contemporary Arts in Berlin on 06.03.17 at the ‘Hands Off Our Revolution Workshop’
Talk by Rajeev Balasubramanyam (Author)
I’ll be speaking here on Monday 6, March on how art can counter the rising rhetoric of fascism.
Hands Off Our Revolution, a new global coalition of artists and cultural practitioners, is dedicated to affirming the radical nature of art. Join us for our first Berlin event in which artists, cultural practitioners and thinkers discuss the ways art can counter the rising rhetoric of right-wing populism and fascism, and its increasingly stark expressions of xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, and unapologetic intolerance.
The opening of my new book, Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss, will be published in the Missouri Review next year.
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Starstruck is now available as a regular ebook, if you’d prefer this to the serialised format.
They say never meet your heroes, but never has it been said so well as this. Starstruck is a novel in ten parts starring David Beckham, Björk, Tony Blair, George Bush Sr., Sarah Ferguson, Michael Jackson, Prince Harry, Steve Jobs, Freddie Mercury and Mike Tyson. Fantasy and reality collide i…
In June I will be resident at Vermont Studio Center, finishing my new novel.
The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States, offering 2- to 12-week studio residencies year-round.
May 16 sees the launch of my new book, STARSTRUCK, with The Pigeonhole.
A hilarious, moving and literary collection of fantastical celebrity encounters
From the end of May, I’ll be Writer-in-Residence at Brooklyn Zen Center. Come and say hi if you are in the area.
On February 24th I’ll be reading from STARSTRUCK at the ICA, with Sophie Jung, Tom McCarthy and Adam Thirwell