Jeet Thayil

The National - News - - ARTS&LIFESTYLE -

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.

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