Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise Tomorrow

"After a half-century and a winding continent-wide journey they never planned, Clark Blaise and Bharati Mukherjee are at the forefront of the new immigrant fiction"

Husband and wife authors Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise, who share the stage tomorrow in Saratoga, are profiled together in the Toronto Globe and Mail in 2011:

"Closely chaperoned Bharati Mukherjee, 23, had never been alone in the same room with a man when she met Clark Blaise at the University of Iowa near the unanticipated end of the Kennedy presidency. Two weeks later, the two young writers were married."

"Almost 48 years after that, following dual careers in which the couple have published almost 30 books between them, two of them co-written and the latest two so intertwined they actually share some characters, the authors sit together in Toronto for their first-ever joint interview."

More in The Globe:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/clark-blaise-and-bharati-mukherjee-a-shared-literary-journey/article583203/

Complete schedule of free readings: http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/sumread.html