Thu, Dec 14|
Interview with bestselling novelist Sayantani DasGupta, author of Debating Darcy and Rosewood
Join novelist & physician Sayantani DasGupta as she tells us about the inspiration for Debating Darcy, her YA adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Rosewood, a YA adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
Time & Location
Dec 14, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
About the Event
New York Times bestselling author Sayantani DasGupta has written over ten books, including the critically acclaimed, Bengali folktale and string-theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books, the first of which—The Serpent’s Secret—was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Best Middle Grade Novel of the 21st Century, and an EB White Read Aloud Honor Book.
For our event, Sayantani will talk about two of her books, Debating Darcy and Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute. These novels are contemporary young adult adaptations of Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Her presentation is entitled: "Subversive or Submissive? Diverse YA retellings of Regency Tales." Join us to hear about Sayantani's inspirations and understanding of what Austen means to audiences today.
Sayantani is a pediatrician by training, but now teaches Narrative Medicine, Comparative Literature, and Race & Ethnic studies at Columbia University. She is a team member of We Need Diverse Books, and can be found online at sayantanidasgupta.com, on X at @sayantani16 and on both instagram and TikTok @sayantanidasguptabooks.
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This is a pay-what-you-want ticket. Put 0 to attend the event for free, or you may choose to provide a small donation. You must enter a value to proceed with registration, even if that value is 0.$+Service fee