Friday, January 20, 2012

Teju Cole in India with Oprah

From the WSJ's Scene Asia, Jan. 18:

"[The Jaipur Literature Festival] attracts rising stars as well. Teju Cole, whose debut novel Open City found its way onto many critics’ best-of-2011 lists, sees the festival as a way to meet readers and inspire new ones. “You turn up to a city that you’ve never been to before, sometimes a town, and if it’s a well-organized festival, there’s an auditorium full of people, many of whom have actually read your book,” says Mr. Cole. “You are out there advocating for your work, in a sense advocating your vision of the world, in a very direct way.”

“I find that quite enjoyable,” he says. “I am participating in the life of my book.” More.

Teju Cole visits Albany February 10th.