Madhuri Vijay Performs a Passage From Her Novel
The Far Field
From Our Radio Theater Podcast, Storybound
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
On the second episode of the third season, Madhuri Vijay reads an excerpt from her novel The Far Field, with sound design and music composition from The French Cassettes.
Madhuri Vijay was born and raised in Bangalore. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Non-Required Reading, Narrative Magazine, and Elle India, among many other publications. The Far Field is her first book, and won the second JCB Prize for Literature, India’s most prestigious literary award.
The French Cassettes are a harmony driven power pop rock quartet out of the Bay Area. Their new album, Rolodex, is just out and can be found at fullfrenchy.com. This episode samples their song, Utah.
This episode is brought to you by Chanel. A visionary woman who’s influence on the arts continues even today, Gabrielle Chanel created her life and her legend on her own terms. Discover her story at insidechanel.com.
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