Abhigna Mooraka, Columns Editor for Columbia Journal Issue 59, spoke to author Avni Doshi about her Booker-shortlisted Burnt Sugar, her writing process, and her art history background among other things. Burnt Sugar releases in the United States in January 2021 through The Overlook Press. I’ll start with the basics: How are you? And what’s the […]
The book tackles a myriad of themes. It moves seamlessly between spirituality and sexuality, from religion to relationships, and from Siddhartha’s Buddhism to Sleeping Beauty. It combines fact with fiction, folklore with fairytale, and desire with danger.
I find myself pulled into a whisper, a grandmother’s bedtime story, a folktale from an era long gone, and into the pulse of the earth itself.
Columbia Journal hosted a virtual panel of industry experts to discuss the intricacies of writing, editing and publishing