Sunday, July 28, 2013

Manil Suri Reading - Sat. August 3

KhushDC is co-hosting an event with the DC Center's Outwrite LGBT Book Fair on Saturday, August 3 at 7:30pm. Manil Suri, author of The City of Devi, will be speaking about his new book! Manil is an out gay South Asian man and accomplished novelist and mathematician.

Manil Suri was born in Bombay and is a professor of mathematics and affiliate professor of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of the novels The Death of Vishnu, The Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi, his most recent novel. His fiction has won several awards and honors and has been translated into twenty-seven languages.

He will be reading from his book The City of Devi, released last February. The City of Devi tells the story of Sarita, who journeys to find her husband Kuran among the ruinedstreets of Mumbai, joined only by his lover Jaz. As they avoid danger, Sarita and Jaz are drawn to Devi ma, the patron goddess who has appeared - reputedly - to save the city.

Find out more info here: http://www.thedccenter.org/blog/2013/07/manil-suri-reading-at-outwrite.html 

See the full OutWrite schedule at: http://thedccenter.org/outwritedc/schedule.pdf