New novel out in 2016.
Forthcoming Readings and Talks:
27th September 2017: Second Leverhulme Lecture, Leeds University, UK.
6th October 2017: Guest Lecture, Warwick University, UK.
10th October 2017: Ilkey Festival, UK.
15-18th October 2017: UN Seminar, Milan, Italy.
19th October 2017: Guest Lecture, English Department, Oxford University, UK
3rd November 2017: Guest Lecture, Edinburgh University, Scotland.
25-26th November 2017: Times Literature Festival, New Delhi, India.
TO H. C. ANDERSEN
Outside the walls you crashed with Danish words,
I hold a match between finger and thumb;
Its burning opens no door, no passage.
I can almost make sense in your language:
I’m no bewitched mermaid; I have my tongue,
And poems flutter in its cage like birds.