Friday, November 27, 2009
Fear Factor: Terror Incognito
Picador India have just published Fear Factor: Terror Incognito (ISBN 978-0-330-46233-4) edited by Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle, with an introduction by Yasmine Gooneratne, which includes my story "The Liberation Centre". The book will be published By Picador Australia in March at $24.99.
Also included in the books are works by Devika Brendon, David Malouf, Kiran Nagarkar, Salman Rushdie, Thomas Keneally, Andrew Y.M. Kwong, Temsula Ro, Susanne Gervay, Janhavi Acharekar, Meera Kant, Sujata Sankranti, Jaspreet Singh, Rosie Scott, Neelum Saram Gour, Denise leith, Gulzar, Guy Scotton and Tabisha Khair.
The book is an attempt by Indian and Australian writers to react to the impact of terrorism and tyranny on the world. The works are strikingly diverse and, as Meenakshi notes in the editors' foreword, an "assertion of a shared humanity".