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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


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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Enter to win an copy of Ashwin Rao!

August 9, 2017

Thrilled that my novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, is now available on, narrated by the very talented Sunil Malhotra. Want to win a copy? See below. One of the most flattering review comments this book received  was that ……
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On Concluding Two Months’ Travels

July 23, 2017

When I lived in Montreal I would, after a long morning of writing, rise reluctantly from my desk, forced to leave the house on minor errands–the post office, the corner store–and on leaving, find myself in the midst of lives, ……
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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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