How I Write: Rana Dasgupta

How I Write: Rana Dasgupta

Q&A and Reading
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    Rana Dasgupta
Date Wednesday August 9th 2023, 19:15 - 20:15 BST
Location Online

Join us from the comfort of your sofa and listen to writers share their work, the stories behind their work, and invaluable writing advice directly from their own desk (or maybe the kitchen table). And the best part? At the end you get to ask them questions about their words, pick their brains on craft, and learn more about the business of writing.

Rana Dasgupta is a British novelist and essayist. Born in Canterbury in 1971, he studied at Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2001, he moved to New Delhi to write. Tokyo Cancelled, a collection of contemporary folktales, appeared in 2005. A novel, Solo (2009), won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. In 2014 he published Capital, a non-fiction account of the changes engulfing his adopted city as a result of globalization. Capital won the Ryszard Kapuściński Award and the Prix Émile Guimet. Dasgupta’s essays and articles have appeared in Harper’s, Granta, New Statesman, Prospect, The Paris Review, the Guardian and The New York Times. In 2018, he published a manifesto (“The Demise of the Nation-State”, the Guardian, 5 April 2018) for a new conception of human political organization. His next book, After Nations (2024), describes four crises of the contemporary nation-state (“God”, “Money”, “Law”, “Nature”) and presents a path to a fairer and more peaceful global future.

This session will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

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I feel much more confident about short stories now! In such a short time I feel I was given such a great overview and the reader/tutor was so generous with their feedback and knowledge.
— How I Write participant
Very lovely. It had an intimate feeling despite it being a Zoom event and all of us being in different places.
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"What a brilliant reading. It was intimate and moving and very listener friendly. I loved it and will be back for more."
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