News Both New & Old

Goa Arts Literary Festival

The Goa Arts Literary Festival will be held in Goa, from 4th to 7th December, 2014

Tata Literature Live Festival

The Tata Literature Live Festival will be held in Mumbai, from 30th October to 2nd November, 2014

Creative Writing Workshop

Saumya Balsari will host a talk and writing skills workshop for a women's group in autumn 2014


April 2014

Saumya Balsari was a studio guest on Cambridge 105 FM in April 2014


Q1 2014

Talks for reading groups in Brazil and Singapore in February and March 2014


Wednesday, November 13th 2013 from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at Cherry Hinton Library

Meet Saumya Balsari, Jane Wilson-Howarth and Rosy Thornton. Free event with light refreshments. Download the brochure

Discussion with Reading Group at Central Library, Cambridge

November 16th 2013 at 4 p.m.

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

November 13th 2013 at 12.10 p.m.

Live studio chat on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.


Author of the Month for Cambridgeshire Libraries

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Local Media

Book Mentions in Cambridge Writers Newsletter July 2013,

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Books and Beyond. Literary Festival 2013. Favourite Humorous Extracts: Reading from The Cambridge Curry Club at the Bombay Gymkhana, Mumbai, on Saturday 12th July.
Mill Road Bridges Newsletter Spring 2013. Mill Road Readers’ Books Roundup.
Wattpad. First two chapters of Summer of Blue uploaded for free reading.

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Summer of Blue is on Good Reads. Ten giveaway copies in the UK. Competition ends 20th July.

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Authoright Summer Reads 2013

July 5th 2013

After the huge success of her first novel The Cambridge Curry Club, our author Saumya Balsari, releases her eagerly awaited second novel.

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Wasafiri Special Edition
May 25th 2012

Wasafiri, the Magazine of International Contemporary Writing, is publishing a new Special Issue entitled, ‘Britain and India: Cross-cultural Encounters’. The issue features some of the most gifted South Asian writers and poets of the 1920s and ’30s, and includes interviews with Amitav Ghosh and Nayantara Sahgal, and interrogates the impact of South Asian publishing, theatre, art and film in Britain in the early twentieth century.

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Author Event
April 26th 2012

Meet and hear Saumya Balsari at Rock Road Library, Cambridge.

Wordfest Literary Festival

April 13th to 15th 2012

The Cambridge Curry Club featured by City-Picks in its selection of the finest writing on Cambridge.

Book Promotion 2012 by Magna Publishers
April 5th 2012

Book promotion by Magna Publishing in Mumbai.

Panel Discussion
May 19th 2012

Discussion with Dame Gillian Beer (King Edward VII Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge) and writers Ali Smith, Ruth Padel, Amanda Craig and Louisa Young at Kettle's Yard, 2011.

Other News

The Cambridge Curry Club has been borrowed 5,433 times up to June 2012 in UK libraries.

A copy of The Cambridge Curry Club has been acquired by the Prisoners Library, Swatantrya Sainik Rangrao Barwade Library, Walwa, District Sangli, Maharashtra, as well as the British Council Mumbai and the Bombay Gymkhana Library, Mumbai.