Sunday, April 19

Bookish: SILK MIX - (6#) -

This year's London Book Fair
features contemporary Indian writing.

# "Balle!" Safe-cracking, danger and betrayal: An entertaining Hindi pulp crime thriller from Blaft, The 65 Lakh Heist by Surender Mohan Pathak, is reviewed by Chandrahas Choudhury who gives high marks to the translator.

# Book Picks include the memoirs of
a high-flying but decadent yuppie in Beijing.

# Brief essay by Tabish Khair about writing genre
and an announcement about a new writing prize.

# A profile of publisher Barney Rosset from NPR.

# Comic Sans typeface - pro and con by Emily Steel.