Monthly Archives: April 2015

“Cocoon” and the Value of Patience

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Back in 2009, after my first novel, Tangled Roots, was published, I had a bit of an awkward time around the London Book Fair. As part of the Fair, the British Council brought over some writers from India in a …

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Important Advice from Mad Men’s Matt Weiner

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Thanks to Paul McVeigh for posting this fantastically inspirational article by Matt Weiner of Mad Men fame. I love Weiner’s article and want to share it with everyone for a bunch of reasons. Firstly, because everything in it is true …

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Whose Story Is It, Anyway?

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I’m back in writing mode now, which is a lovely, though sometimes aggravating mode to be in. It’s interesting to me how it doesn’t seem to matter how many novels I write — and amazingly, I am now starting on …

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Finding Poetry in Cambodia

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Over the five years that I  have been engaged with all things Cambodian, I  have written two novels set there, started to research a third, taught a couple of hundred students, raised money and awareness. I now joke that it …

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