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Wednesday, 12th August, 2020

Avni Doshi

Avni Doshi

Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey. She has a BA and MA in Art History, and was a Charles Pick Fellow in 2014. Burnt Sugar/Girl in White Cotton is her first novel. It was longlisted for the Tata First Book Prize in 2019 and is on the Booker Prize longlist for 2020.


Writing Family

Avni Doshi and Diksha Basu in conversation

Two Indian women writers speak of their different takes on family life: one full of wit and humour, the other dark and overshadowed by pain and misunderstanding. In this conversation, the 2020 Man Booker longlisted author Avni Doshi and actor and writer Diksha Basu discuss the nuances of love, friendship, betrayal, alienation and class conflict in their work and give us a peek into their writing process.

From Eat, Pray, Love to City of Girls:

Elizabeth Gilbert in conversation with Avni Doshi

Elizabeth Gilbert is the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the global hit Eat, Pray, Love as well as the short story collection Pilgrims, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and winner of the 1999 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award-nominated journalist, she works as writer-at-large for GQ. Her journalism has been published in Harper's Bazaar, Spin and The New York Times Magazine, and her stories have appeared in Esquire, Story and the Paris Review. Here, she talks about her life in writing with Avni Doshi.