Panel Discussion - Fiction: Exceptions and Expectations
With moderator Darcy Buck, and panelists Liza Palmer & Laurie Frankel
USC - Andrus Gerontology Center
Cultural Mosaics Panel Presentation
With Authors Shanthi Sekaran & Ngugi Wa Thiong’O
Join us at Taste of Himalaya for an authentic Indian Luncheon Adventure. Over traditional Indian entrees, Shilpi will elaborate on the traditions of India that inspired her to write The Golden Son. The careful research Shilpi did to create this intricate story ranged from delving further into Indian customs to visiting hospitals across the country to imagine the career of her main character. Don't miss this opportunity to meet this incredible author and enjoy a delicious meal at one of San Diego's favorite locations for Indian cuisine.
Your Adventure includes an authentic Indian lunch, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close & personal in an intimate & unique setting.
In conversation with fellow author, Janie Chang, at Southern California's oldest and largest independent bookstore.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda in conversation with Shobha Rao
Keplers Books Website. RSVP Here.
You may know Shilpi from her New York Times bestselling debut, Secret Daughter, which has sold more than a million copies worldwide in over 30 countries and languages and is based on her time volunteering in an Indian orphanage. An advisor on the Children’s Defense Fund and a patron of Childhaven International, Shilpi holds an MBA from Stanford University.
Her second novel, The Golden Son, is about Anil Patel, the first of his family to go to college. It is a story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts.
Shobha Rao is the author of the debut story collection An Unrestored Woman. Shobha moved to the U.S. from India at the age of seven. She is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T.C. Boyle for inclusion in the Best American Short Stories 2015.
This event is presented in partnership with INDIA CURRENTS.
How We Do It, Secrets Between the White Sheets – Three Writers Talk About How They Write.
Panel Discussion with Yann Martel & Guy Vanderhaeghe
I'll be discussing my journey to becoming an author, and reading from my latest novel THE GOLDEN SON. Come by to ask a question or have your book signed. I'd love to meet you!
New York Times bestselling author Shilpi Somaya Gowda (Secret Daughter) joins Sharon Creech (Season of the Dragonflies) to discuss her new book, The Golden Son, an unforgettable story in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts. As the two old friends discover each other again, they must also weigh the choice between responsibility and freedom, and between loyalty and love.
More Details at Regulator Books Website
Enjoy an intimate evening with Shilpi in an architectural masterpiece of a home as she speaks about THE GOLDEN SON. By invitation only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in the beautiful setting of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, while Shilpi speaks about her journey in becoming an author, her first novel SECRET DAUGHTER, and reads from her new novel THE GOLDEN SON.
Event is open to the public.
Presented by the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild in partnership with Warwicks of La Jolla.
Tickets include a signed copy of the book and seated lunch.
I'm thrilled to be celebrating the American launch of THE GOLDEN SON at the oldest family-owned and operated bookstore in the country. Lucky me - it also happens to be my local hometown store. There will be a short talk and reading, followed by book signing. And wine and cheese, of course.
Presented by Paragraphe Bookstore in association with The Westmount Public Library
Hosted by Sharman Yarnell Massey
Tickets on sale $32 plus taxes each or $115 plus taxes for the series and are available at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore (2220 McGill College Avenue), The Westmount Public Library (4574 Sherbrooke Street West) or by calling 514-845-5811.
An Evening with Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Monday Oct 26 2015 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
In conversation with Joanne Kelly and signing her latest novel The Golden Son. Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of McNally Robinson's collaborative Fall Literary Series.
Host Joanne Kelly is a broadcast journalism instructor. She runs a book club at McNally Robinson and talks books every second Sunday on CBC Radio.
The Sunday Brunch is a hallmark of the Festival, one of the first events to sell out, and for very good reason: mimosas, croissants and coffee, not to mention readings by six fine authors whose work you may or may not have encountered, but who will leave you wanting more. Come with a friend, or make a new one, and raise a glass of bubbly to the exceptional lineup of literati set to take the stage.
Appearing with Nino Ricci, Lauren Groff, Steven Hayward, Sigal Samuel & Neil Smith
Doors open at 10:30 am.
Four authors whose fiction is firmly fixed in place and culture talk about depicting the soul of a country while also exploring universal concerns. Though none of their stories could take place in any other country, these portraits of Haiti, Vietnam, India and Jamaica are no travelogues. Rooted in the personal and encompassing the political, they take you into the backstreets, the slums, the rural Indian countryside and the storm of shellfire.
Appearing with Marlon James, Roxane Gay & Viet Thanh Nguyen
Host: Jared Bland
The internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter, on her new novel The Golden Son. With Global's Liza Fromer. Q&A and book signing to follow. Books are available for purchase in the Salon courtesy of Book City St.Clair beginning at 6pm. Cash or credit.
Ticket Holders: Doors open and cash bar reception at 6 pm.
Refreshments begin at 9am, author talk at 9:30am, followed by book signing.
Tickets for the Books & Brunch Fall Author Series go on sale 9/12/15.
Blue Heron Books, voted the #1 independent bookstore in Canada, is hosting the Golden Son Launch Eve event at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario.
Tickets are $25 - includes wine & nibbles
Contact store for tickets 905.852.4282
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
Shilpi will be at the Authors' Reception, signing advance copies of The Golden Son
Please contact Norwegian publisher Juritzen Forlag for event details in the following cities:
- Oslo: Monday October 5, 7:00 pm
- Stavanger: Tuesday October 6, 7:00pm
- Fredrikstad: Wednesday October 7th, 7:00pm
- Kristiansand: Thursday October 8th, 7:00pm