Saturday, 21 February 2009

Well done, Suroopa

Suroopa modestly concealed her recent achievements in a comment on another post. Just to say that I think it's very impressive to have suceeded as a novelist, short story writer and academic author. Poetry next? Congratulations on the new short story collection and good luck with the next novel.

5 comments:

Alis said...

Yes, many congratulations Suroopa and thank you, Len, for highlighting her achievements.

suroopa said...

Thanks Len and Allis! Not poetry I am afraid, though one of my short stories titled "Writerly Life" is about a poet and the story has many verses! But the nicest news I got on Friday. My book "Bhopal Gas Tragedy, a book for young people", brought out by Tulika, a progressive, radical press in India has sold translation rights for two languages, Malayalam (Kerala) and Hindi (our national language). It means wide readership. India has a rich and varied regional book market that has amazing circulation. In comparison, writers writing in English have a small, very urban reach. So this piece of news made my day!

Eliza Graham said...

Pretty damn cool, Suroopa! That will be a huge readership.

Brian McGilloway said...

Fantastic news Suroppa - may you enjoy continued success.

Matt Curran said...

Huge congratulations, Suroopa. This is great news!