Publishing: “India Will Become a Dumping Ground for American Literature”


Indo-Asian News Service reports that David Godwin, the British literary agent who over the course of his career has represented every Indian winner of the Booker Prize (with the exception of Salman Rushdie), predicted that India would soon become the “dumping ground” for American literature, and that small publishers would be “pushed out” by monolithic publishing houses. (His list of clients includes Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth, Aravind Adiga, Kiran Desai, William Dalrymple, and Jeet Thayil.)

Godwin added that the situation would only “get worse” as big publishers become more and more of a major force in the industry.

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