When: Friday, November 1 (8.30pm)
Where: Intellectual Hall
Jeet Thayil’s wonderful 2012 novel about a man who is seduced – then spat out – by the opium-filled underbelly of 1970s Bombay is a modern masterpiece, brimming with atmosphere and allusion. Hear the Indian author and poet explain why he wrote Narcopolis, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. If you haven’t yet read it, now is your chance to pick up a signed copy – it might be the best thing you buy all year.