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In Conversation: Tishani Doshi and Karthika Naïr

Tishani Doshi & Karthika Naïr

‘I have never felt it as a poet, and that is why I’m doubly grateful to dance, for having experienced the loneliness and the terror of the empty stage, but also, to have had that live connection.’

Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi is a poet, novelist and dancer. Her most recent books are Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Poetry Award, and Small Days and Nights, shortlisted for the Tata Best Fiction Award and a New York Times Bestsellers Editors’ Choice.

Photograph © Carlo Pizzati

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Karthika Naïr

Karthika Naïr is the author of Bearings, a poetry collection, and The Honey Hunter, a children’s book. ‘Shunaka: Blood Count’ is from her forthcoming collection, a reworking of the Mahabharata in multiple voices.

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