’Tis the Book Do Season
There were three book launches, back to back, in Delhi last week. Hari Kunzru, the internationally acclaimed author, batted first with the release of his latest novel, Gods Without Men. Unfortunately for him, only 50 or so invitees showed up. The event clashed with the British High Commissioner’s bash inaugurating the Alchemist Hay literature festival coming up in Kerala. The choice of the venue was also ill-advised, a restaurant in the boondocks close to the Qutub. During rush hour, it takes more than an hour to get there by car from central Delhi.