Author: A Compilation
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-14-400107-1
Penguin's annual offering, First Proof showcases new writing and new writers, the purpose being to highlight emerging talent as well as writers who have enjoyed acclaim but not as wide a readership as they clearly deserve. The few established authors you might find here are writing in a genre completely new to them. A selection of luminous prose and sparkling poetry, First Proof 2 covers diverse styles and genres. From reflections and memories to portraits and biographies; from society and media trends to travel and history, this second volume includes works in progress, essays, short stories and, for the first time, poetry.
PRAISE FOR FIRST PROOF 1
This anthology is a godsend.
The good thing about this collection is the variety.
Perfect blend of fact, fiction…undoubtedly a collector's item.
The first-of-its-kind initiative to provide a platform for upcoming writers.
-Sujata Sen, Director, British Council (East India)
What First Proof says is, buy the ticket, take your chances, come on board-the view's pretty good from where we sit.
-Time Out Mumbai
A Riceball for Grandmother
Apna Desh, apna Blog
The dipping business
Delhi’s Last Conquerors
Night in the City
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Dnyaneshwar Kulkarni Changes His Name
An Indian Porn Director’s Speech to His Hesitant Leading Lady
How Do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
Roderick Banda and the President’s Tears
A Matter of Faith
Confessions of a Misogynist
MANREET SODHI SOMESHWAR
The Loss of Muzaffar
E V RAMAKRISHNAN
The Ballad of St Valentine
Strategies of Silence
August in Edinburgh
Notes on Contributors