reviews, news, &c

[A selection of reviews, interviews, mentions, & such for Overwinter]

A review in The Sunday Guardian by Deepanjana Pal: “Ratika Kapur’s debut novel is enriched by intricate characterisation, poignant writing and a protagonist who renders a voice to the contemporary Indian woman.”

A review in Outlook by Manju Kak: “A startlingly accomplished first novel, a stunning debut that ventures bravely into terrain where seasoned writers fear to tread.”

A review in the Deccan Herald by Melanie P. Kumar: “Foremost amongst Ratika’s strengths is her use of language, lyrical and at times brutal, guaranteed to shake the reader from her sense of complacency.”

Overwinter was longlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize.

A review in The New Indian Express by Shibi Kumaramangalam: “Ratika Kapur’s Overwinter is one the best books I have read in a while.”

A review in The Tribune by Aditi Garg: “[T]he characters seem to jump out of the book and come alive…”

A review in The Sunday Indian by Anando Bhakto: “She tells the story from the hustle and bustle of a metropolis, but … creates [a] unique serenity around the characters…”

Ratika Kapur appears on Elle magazine’s Granta-inspired list of twenty authors under forty to look out for from South Asia (June 2012).

Sunil Sethi interviews Ratika Kapur on NDTV’s Just Books.

Outlook interviews Ratika Kapur and her husband, Amitabha Bagchi, for a piece on “writer couples”.

A Q & A with Ratika Kapur on Anita Nair’s heavenlyblisssalonformen.

An interview with Ratika Kapur and her husband, Amitabha Bagchi, on iSahitya.

A review on the Reflections of a Silverfish blog: “Provoking, nuanced and unforgettable…”

A review on the Of Books and Reading blog: “Overwinter is not an easy book to forget.”

A review on the WordSpace blog: “Bold and absolutely brilliant – two words that best describe Ratika Kapur’s debut novel.”