Archive for January, 2007

Italian Calaspia Rights Sold

Mondadori, Italy’s largest publisher, has purchased rights to the first three books in the Insanity Saga for a substantial advance.  Book One to be published in 2008 in prestigious i grandi range.

India Book Tour, Dec06-Jan07

Delhi Book Launch: 200 guests mingled in the picturesque surroundings of Lodi Garden Restaurant as Guests of Honour, Tarun Tejpal and Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, officially launched Calaspia in India.   Press journalists, photographers and camera crews crowded around the twins to interview them for all the major national papers and television stations.

Goa Book Launch: Held at the Cidade de Goa Hotel, the line up on the press conference panel included the Governor of Goa, His Excellency S. C. Jamir, renowned poet Sudeep Sen and social reformer Dr Vishal Mangalwadi.  Following an interview and speeches by the Guests of Honour, the twins read an extract each from Calaspia.

Two days later, another reading.  In the unique surroundings of the cosy Literati book café, 30 people gathered for a ‘come and share’ evening of poetry reciting, songs, music and book readings. Sudeep Sen and Ivan Kostka shared their poems, Jyoti Guptara read an extract from Calaspia, and Talvin Singh shared his tabla skills – improvising impressively on earthenware pots to the delight of the audience! A magical evening.

After Goa, Jyoti went on to Bangalore and Chennai (Madras) to promote Calaspia with Indian book chain Odyssey.