Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lessons Learned from Pain: Akhil Sharma

Susan Comninos interviews Akhil Sharma (who visits today) in the Times Union:

"Indeed, if Family Life is read as nonfiction ("Almost everything in the novel is true," Sharma's been quoted as saying), it might be considered a parenting guide on how not to cope. Viewed as a novel, however, it's both a tragicomic and ultimately accepting immigrant's tale."

More in the Times Union:  http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Lessons-learned-from-pain-5410864.php

More about Sharma's visit:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/programpages/vws.html#sharma