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Bengali novella wins hearts in UK

By January 14, 2019No Comments

Source : Sunday – Mid Day

It is usually rare for good regional literature from India to get picked up by mainstream publishers, let alone international ones. And so, last week, the publishing industry was in for a huge surprise, when author-Bengali translator Arunava Sinha took to social media to announce that British publisher John Murray would be publishing his translation of Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die, in the UK.



The 250-year-old John Murray has had a distinguished roster of authors on its list, including Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Byron. Esha Chatterjee, CEO of indie publishing house, Bee Books, which released the translation said the book got international attention when noted British author and critic Philip Hensher gave a laudatory review of the book in The Spectator and mentioned it in the best books in 2018.

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