Please come hear novelist Hirsh Sawhney read from his novel, SOUTH HAVEN, the final event in the fall 2018 Cardin Reading Series!
The reading will be Tuesday, December 4th @ 12:15 PM in Wilde Auditorium.
SOUTH HAVEN tells the story of Siddharth Arora, a young man who lives an ordinary life in the New England suburb of South Haven, but his childhood comes to a grinding halt when his mother dies in a car accident.
The novel has been widely praised:
Publishers Weekly called it: "A fantastic debut about growing up as an outsider in a divisive environment."
The Village Voice called it: "A raw portrait of a motherless family.... Poetic."
The Times Literary Supplement called it: "Vivid... pitch-perfect... sensitive... quietly devastating... deeply moving."
South Haven was a 2016 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick and has been nominated for the 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Hirsh Sawhney's writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, the Indian Express, and the Financial Times. His story "The Diary of Rehan Malhotra" was recently published as an e-book by Juggernaut Books. Hirsh is the editor of Delhi Noir, a critically-acclaimed anthology of original fiction.
To learn more about Hirsh Sawhney, check out his website: https://www.hirshsawhney.com/
You will find a few sample pages from novel below.
The reading will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.
Questions? Please contact Grossberg@Hartford.edu or call Professor Grossberg at x4944.
SOUTH HAVEN prologue