Writing is a pretty lonely thing: you decide to follow a story or sometimes even just the glimmer of an idea. Then even when the book is published, you don’t know if it means anything to anyone out there… So Gone Grandmother being shortlisted for the The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards is a great joy and relief for me. It’s like finding a brilliantly-lit house to rest in awhile, on a long and uncertain journey!

Chatura Rao

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