|photo: Jon Sadleir|
TANUJA DESAI HIDIER is a writer/musician based in London, via New York City. Her first novel, BORN CONFUSED--the first ever South Asian American coming-of-age story--was a Larry King pick of the week, an American Library Association BBYA book of the year (and still on its top ten Popular Paperbacks list), and a Sunday Times (Times of London) book of the week. The book has been translated into Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian, German, and various South Asian languages, and was recently exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art as part of the Her Stories: Fifteen Years of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective exhibition. Tanuja has adapted BORN CONFUSED into a screenplay.
Set largely in the context of New York City's bhangra/Asian Underground club scene, more