Love Games: Romance IRL
Prajwal Hegde, Rijula Das*, Rucha Chitrodia*, Vani Mahesh with Lakshmi Subodh
* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom
Rijula Das's debut novel A Death in Shonagachhi was published in July 2021 by Picador India. It will be published as Small Deaths in USA & World in 2022 by Amazon Crossing.
Russian rights have been bought by Ripol; and French rights have been bought by Éditions du Seuil, for publication in 2023.
A Death in Shonagachhi was longlisted for the JCB prize 2021 and shortlisted for the Tata Lit Live First Book Award 2021.
Adaptation rights have been optioned by Drishyam Films, and a limited series is currently in development.
Rijula is a recipient of 2019 Michael King Writer's Centre Residency in Auckland and the 2016 Dastaan Award for her short story Notes From A Passing. Her short story, The Grave of The Heart Eater, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2019.
Her English translation of Nabarun Bhattacharya's short fiction has appeared in Nabarun Bhattacharya Aesthetics and Politics In A World after Ethics, Bloomsbury, 2020.
Her translation of Bhattacharya's novel Kangal Malshat is forthcoming from Seagull Books in fall of 2022.