Vauhini Vara Reads From The Immortal King Rao
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
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.
In this week’s episode, Vauhini Vara reads an excerpt from The Immortal King Rao, backed by an original Storybound remix with sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Vauhini Vara started as a journalist, working as a technology reporter at the Wall Street Journal and later launching, editing, and writing for the business section of the New Yorker’s website. Since then, her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Republic, Businessweek, Fortune, and elsewhere. She is a contributor to Wired and can sometimes be found working as a story editor at the New York Times Magazine. She has also edited for the website of the Atlantic and for the nonprofit Fuller Project. Her debut novel, The Immortal King Rao (W.W. Norton), is an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce selection, and New York Magazine’s Vulture, Esquire, Oprah Daily, the Times of India, and the Observer are among some publications that named it one of their most-anticipated books of the year. Her story collection, This is Salvaged, is due out in 2023.
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