On our latest in the Women We Admire series, we have an interview with Mridula Koshy. She is the author of two novels — Not Only the Things That Have Happened and Bicycle Dreaming, and a collection of short stories — If it is Sweet — which won her the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. In the first part of the interview, Koshy talks, among other things, of the invisible books yet to be written in English in India, and the writers who need to be published.
The second part of the interview glosses over several issues, such the art of writing fiction and non-fiction; the prevalence of patriarchal structres in the publishing industry; and her work in the community library she manages with other volunteers, the Deepalaya Community Library.
An ICF series of interviews begun on International Working Women’s Day:
Also watch Githa Hariharan’s interview with Bama here.