Megha Majumdar on Why Any of Us Write
This Week on the So Many Damn Books Podcast
Megha Majumdar zooms from her library into the virtual Damn Library so that we can all talk about her bestseller, A Burning. We talk about what makes an Amaro, juggling three characters’ POVs, the life of an editor/writer, and the context of things online, as well as parallels of hope. Plus, we discuss the urgent message of Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship by Anjan Sundaram, and why any of us write.
What’d you buy?
Megha: American Harvest by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Christopher: Sad Janet by Lucie Britsch // The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Drew: A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer // Lexical Amaro from Interboro Spirits & Ales
This Episode’s Recommendations:
Megha’s pick: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
Drew’s picks: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia // True Story by Kate Reed Petty
Christopher’s pick: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
This week’s themed cocktail: