LA Times Festival of Books
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

LA Times Festival of Books

  • University of Southern California

Panel Discussion - Fiction: Exceptions and Expectations
With moderator Darcy Buck, and panelists Liza Palmer & Laurie Frankel

USC - Andrus Gerontology Center


 

San Diego Indian Luncheon (Adventures by the Book)
Feb
11
12:00 pm12:00

San Diego Indian Luncheon (Adventures by the Book)

  • Taste of Himalaya (POINT LOMA Location)

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.

Tickets: 
http://adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/indianluncheon/

Keplers Books - Menlo Park, CA
Oct
17
7:30 pm19:30

Keplers Books - Menlo Park, CA

  • Kepler's Books

Shilpi Somaya Gowda in conversation with Shobha Rao

Keplers Books WebsiteRSVP 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.

Word On The Street Festival: THE GOLDEN SON
Sep
18
12:00 pm12:00

Word On The Street Festival: THE GOLDEN SON

  • Downtown Saskatoon (Great Expectations Tent)

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!

Durham, NC: Regulator Books
Mar
5
4:00 pm16:00

Durham, NC: Regulator Books

  • Regulator Books

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

Dallas, TX: Private Book Party
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

Dallas, TX: Private Book Party

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 author@shilpigowda.com for details. 

Rancho Santa Fe, CA: Luncheon - SOLD OUT
Feb
4
11:30 am11:30

Rancho Santa Fe, CA: Luncheon - SOLD OUT

  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

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.  

Info & tickets

La Jolla, CA: Warwicks Books
Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

La Jolla, CA: Warwicks Books

  • Warwicks

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.

Info & tickets

Montreal: Books & Breakfast
Nov
15
11:00 am11:00

Montreal: Books & Breakfast

  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

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.
 

Winnipeg International Writers' Festival & McNally Robinson Bookstore
Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

Winnipeg International Writers' Festival & McNally Robinson Bookstore

  • Grant Park in the Atrium

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.

Vancouver Writers' Festival: The Sunday Brunch
Oct
25
11:00 am11:00

Vancouver Writers' Festival: The Sunday Brunch

  • Performance Works

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.
Tickets $35

Information & Tickets
Shilpi's other appearances at Vancouver Writers' Fest 2015

Vancouver Writers' Festival: Writing Country Panel
Oct
23
8:00 pm20:00

Vancouver Writers' Festival: Writing Country Panel

  • Waterfront Theatre

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
Tickets $20

Information and tickets
Shilpi's other appearances at Vancouver Writers' Fest 2015

 

The Writers' Trust Author Series
Oct
21
1:30 pm13:30

The Writers' Trust Author Series

  • Women's Art Association of Canada

Notable writers speak about their latest work and encourage guests to ask questions, providing for an afternoon of delightful literary conversation. A suggested donation of $25 is requested, books are available for purchase and signing.

EVENT PHOTOS HERE

Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Toronto Reference Library: THE GOLDEN SON Launch Event

  • Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Ref Library

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.

Information & tickets

Norway Book Tour
Oct
5
Oct 9

Norway Book Tour

  • Juritzen Forlag

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