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* Shortlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize *

Through characters hewn with great empathy and grace, writing whose brilliance illuminates every page, and a story that constantly compels and surprises, Padma Viswanathan explores hugely ambitious questions of loss, identity and faith.
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News & Updates

Gaveaway again!

November 29, 2017

These five people won copies of The Toss of a Lemon–congrats to them and thanks to all for entering! 

Enter to win copy of The Toss of a Lemon

November 25, 2017

So happy to announce that my first novel, The Toss of a Lemon, is now available on, narrated by the magnetic Farah Bala. Want to win a copy? See below.   Set in early 19th c. south India, The ……
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August 12, 2017

Had a lot of fun giving the edition of The Ever After of Ashwin Rao to these folks! (With thanks to My Lovely Assistant for pulling names out of the hat and convincing me to give away a couple ……
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About Padma

Padma Viswanathan’s debut novel, The Toss of a Lemon, was published in eight countries, a bestseller in three, and a finalist for the Commonwealth (Regional) First Book Prize, the First Novel Prize and the Pen Center USA Fiction Prize. Her second novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, has been published in the USA, India and Australia, and her native Canada, where it was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a national bestseller. She lives on a hilltop in Arkansas ...
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For Bookclubs

Discussion suggestions and information to help your book club get started on talking about Padma’s books. Padma is also available for in-person or Skype appearances during book club meetings. Contact her for more information.
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