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The Prospect Interview #147: Writing the Booker Prize-shortlisted Burnt Sugar

Novelist Avni Doshi on writing motherhood and betrayal

By Prospect Team  

Avni Doshi’s Booker Prize-shortlisted debut novel, Burnt Sugar, tells the story of an artist living in Pune, India, whose mother suddenly gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The revelation unravels difficult family histories, uncovering the secrets that bind mother and daughter. Avni joins the Prospect Interview to discuss writing the novel (plus why it took seven years) and what it’s been like living through the Booker media blitz. 


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