William Dalrymple, Salman Rushdie top authors' reading list in 2012
"But it would be a pity if readers didn't pause to notice Mehrotra's great humour and insight, and his visionary impulse - the impulse of one who's aware of inhabiting a cusp in a country's history, and is caught between studying and merging with the effervescent, amoral landscape he's describing. Thakore's second book of poems, 'Elephant Bathing', is hugely pleasurable for its formal accomplishment, its wry
cosmopolitanism, and for the poised way it carries, and is animated by, the painful stamp of human personality," writer-academic Chaudhuri told PTI.
Diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose novel "Q&A" was adapted into the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", liked reading "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan, "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson and "The Emperor of All Maladies" by Siddhartha Mukherjee, which is "not just a biography of cancer but a literary mystery about the excitement and thrill of scientific discovery".
Anita Nair, the author of "The Better Man", "Ladies Coupe", "Mistress" and "Lessons in Forgetting" listed "The Slap" by Christos Tsiolkas, "The Invention of Everything Else" by Samantha Hunt and "The Book of Barbosa" by Duartes Barbosa as her top three reads for the year.
Jahnavi Barua, whose novel
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