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September 29, 2004

NYC Fans of South Asian-American Women Novelists Face Conundrum

by Ron Hogan

Chitra Divakaruni reads from her new novel, The Queen of Dreams, at the South Asian Journalist Association & Indo-American Arts Council reception tomorrow night at Maharaja. But the Asian-American Writers' Workshop is holding a simultaneous event with Bharati Mukherjee in honor of her latest, The Tree Bride--and to up the stakes, she's got Ruth Ozeki introducing her.

As it happens, I'll be taking the easy way out of this dilemma by hiding out at Three Lives, where Booker shortlistee David Mitchell kicks off his U.S. tour for Cloud Atlas. But do consider the other events carefully, won't you? And if you go, let me know; I'll run a report here or link to your blog.

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