A Reporter's Eye in Fiction
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Capitol Extension Room E2.010
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin Texas

Sindya Bhanoo (author of the highly acclaimed debut short story collection Seeking Fortune Elsewhere) and bestselling author Thrity Umrigar (Honor, a Reese’s Book Club Pick) discuss their latest work, each of which centers the lives of South Asian women in India and throughout the Indian diaspora. Bhanoo, a longtime newspaper reporter, and Umrigar, whose main character in Honor is a reporter herself, discuss, too, how journalistic curiosity, an eye for detail, and an investigative nature influence their fiction.

Moderator: James Magnuson, former twenty-three-year director of the Michener Center for Writers, author of Famous Writers I Have Known, and Texas Writer Award recipient (2018)Sindya Bhanoo, Thrity Umrigar, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, Honor


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