September 22, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Kaavya’s Opalgate

1 min read

by Zafar Anjum

Fame is a double-edged sword. One wrong move and the famed head is rolling on the ground.

And who would know it better than Kaavya Viswanathan?

This 19-year old Harvard sophomore shot to fame last year when her debut novel, How Opel Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got A Life was picked up by US-based publishers Little, Brown & Co. for a whopping USD 500,000 in a two book deal. On top of that, Kaavya got a movie deal from DreamWorks.

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