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A first novel that begins in a strip club, goes on to a gay bar and moves with generous dollops of explicit sex scenes ... and Sir Vidia at a book launch!

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illustration by Jayachandran The poaching war between publishing houses may soon be a thing of the past. So far, every new publisher that opened shop in India has had to resort to underhand methods to find editors: lure them away from rival houses. There are no colleges to train book editors: just academics, journalists and raw graduates who drift into the profession and learn on the job. But some prominent publishers have prevailed upon the Federation of Publishers and Booksellers Association in India to start a training course for interested graduates. Some of India’s top publishing professionals will teach at the three-month intensive course covering all aspects of publishing: editorial, marketing and production. For more info, go to www.fpbai.org.


illustration by Jayachandran For a woman who didn’t hear of the word sexy till she was 16 or 17, Delhi-born and schooled Abha Dawesar has come a long way. The...

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