Manjula Padmanabhan is an author, playwright and cartoonist. Her play HARVEST won the 1997 Onassis Award for Theatre. Her weekly comic strip SUKIYAKI appears in Business Line, Chennai. Her two most recent novels are Escape and The Island of Lost Girls, both set in a brutal future world.
When I was eleven years old, one of my favourite places was the Nielson Hays Library in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a huge building, with tall ceilings and white-washed walls. On days when my Mother nee...Read More