Five things an editor’s desk cannot do without or what you will

I will consider myself a generic editor. And every generic editor has a generic desk. And every generic desk has a few objects in common. 1. Coffee/Tea Mug Saviour/fount of hope/elixir/what’s your poison/call it what you will. This sits in one corner of the desk, quietly saving lives every single day. The health-conscious/weak-tummied/diet-control/rehab folks sit […]

Dear Editor, Why are Schedules Important?

So here’s something that is a scene of perennial tension in the world of publishing. Timelines! Dreaded and feared by all. Authors hate them. So do editors. Love it, hate it, can’t do without it! Now I’m on the other side so I wouldn’t presume knowledge of what authors think. But they often seem to not […]

Stalk List: June Books

So, it’s a new month, it’s a new blog. So I thought why not colour it in shades of joy and hope! What better than making a checklist of books to look forward to in the next few weeks (yes, I have a condition. It’s called listmaking. Oh don’t be so listless! I can go […]

Book Review: Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry

Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry is a beautiful love story at its core. Imagine you are walking slowly in an overgrown, abandoned garden, just like Seppy and Phiroze. That is exactly how the book reads. A slow, beautiful walk. Funny, sad, dark, lyrical, Mistry weaves a tale of love, loss, longing, despair, struggle, and […]