NPR “Crime in the City” Feature

National Public Radio in the US is airing a ten minute segment on me and Vish Puri today (Thursday August 28th) at 0650 and 0850 Eastern Standard Time (that’s 1150 and 1250 GMT).  I’ll be sure to post a link later in the day, but if you’re outside of the USA and want to listen as the piece goes to air, here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/  

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How Indian Pulp Fiction Got Respectable -The Times

Published by The Times on June 15, 2013 HOW INDIA’S PULP FICTION GOT RESPECTABLE “I am like Colgate: a reliable brand name,” beams Surender Mohan Pathak over a large “peg” of acrid Indian whisky in the bar of the Delhi Press Club. The self-proclaimed grandmaster of Hindi crime fiction has written 250 novels and boasts sales of 25 million. Yet not one of the 73-year-old’s novels has ever been reviewed. The reason, he says, has little to do with the fact that he pens pulp fiction novels (many featuring anti-hero Vimal, a bank robber who invariably finds himself “playing a deadly game” against a “kingpin of the underworld”). Rather, Pathak claims, he is a victim of language bias. “Educated people […]

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Book Based Banter Podcast

The Readers Podcast

The brilliant Simon and Gav, otherwise known as “The Readers”, interviewed me for their Book Based Banter Book Club podcast.  They discuss “The Case of the Missing Servant” (Vish Puri #1) before the interview and I think they got it spot on. You can listen here.

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