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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

The Plague Boom

April 5, 2020

Like many writers in the pandemic age (it feels like an age, but it’s only been a few weeks so far), I have been wondering how best to respond. Poets and nonfiction writers have been the quickest off the mark, ……
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Prelude to the Plague

March 23, 2020

Every few years, I make another attempt at restarting posting on this “blog,” an effort that seems ever quainter as “blog” itself now sounds quaint. My very failure to maintain it should be, by now, comforting–surely I’m destined again to ……
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Ashwin Rao one of “11 Literary Novels That Confront Contemporary Issues”

July 11, 2019

It’s nice to know my novels still have life so many years on. The Ever After of Ashwin Rao was just chosen by Ezvid Wiki for their list of 11 Literary Novels That Confront Contemporary Issues, which includes many other excellent ……
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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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