Jeet Thayil

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Names of the Women by Jeet Thayil review – Bible stories reclaimed
This fascinating but patchy novel explores female characters in the New Testament who have been marginalised and misrepresented by history

Marcel Theroux

24, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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10 of the best books set in India – that will take you there
Tired of narratives that obsess over spices, colours and cows on the road? These books, all by Indian writers, paint realistic pictures of the country’s geographical, cultural and political landscapes

Monisha Rajesh

16, Jun, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Of course fiction tells someone else’s story | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the idea of cultural appropriation in literature and the assumption that only those with lived experience are able to tell an authentic story


03, Feb, 2020 @7:05 PM

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Low by Jeet Thayil review – a lost weekend in Mumbai
A man’s journey to Mumbai to sprinkle his beloved’s ashes turns into a drug-fuelled trip to oblivion

Rob Doyle

23, Jan, 2020 @8:59 AM

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The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil – portrait of a doomed genius
The debauched, the gifted and their hangers-on feature in this elegiac story about the rackety lives of the Bombay poets

John Burnside

07, Mar, 2018 @7:30 AM

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The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil review – beguiling odyssey
Jeet Thayil’s hypnotic second novel follows a fading, dissolute Indian artist and poet back from New York to his neglected roots

Alexander Larman

04, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Jeet Thayil: 'I have a liver condition, I'm reckless and I'm very aware that time is limited'
The books interview: the former addict whose novel Narcopolis was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize on the western whitewashing of saints and the diagnosis that forced him to write

Preti Taneja

09, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Impac longlist goes further than other prizes
Dublin award lineup has room for novels from 17 languages, opening window on best world literature, says Tash Aw, one of the judges

Tash Aw

14, Nov, 2013 @8:30 AM

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Reader reviews roundup

John Williams's Stoner, Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis and Richard House's Booker contender The Kills are among the summer's most hotly debated books

Claire Armitstead

06, Sep, 2013 @4:21 PM

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Jeet Thayil becomes first Indian winner of South Asian literature prize
Narcopolis, his woozy tale of opiate addiction in Bombay shortlisted for the Booker, takes $50,000 award

Richard Lea

25, Jan, 2013 @2:30 PM

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Man Asian literary prize shortlist stages Booker re-match
Jeet Thayil and Tan Twan Eng, shortlisted for last year's Booker prize, are up against each other again on the shortlist for Asian literature award

Alison Flood

09, Jan, 2013 @12:56 PM

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Hilary Mantel's second Booker winner is just the latest in a brilliant catalogue

After reading her masterful Bring Up the Bodies, no one can argue that historical fiction is irrelevant to our time

Justine Jordan

16, Oct, 2012 @9:00 PM

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