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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

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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Found: Gun, damp

December 19, 2017

Now that the police have come, I can talk about this: Yesterday, as I was leaving the house with kids, dog, mother, I passed, for the second time, what looked like a damp glove on our street. This time, as ……
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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! 

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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