February 4, 2023

KITAAB

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Kitaab author Mithran Somasundrum reads from his novel in Bangkok

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Kitaab author Mithran Somasundrum was in conversation with writer and film-maker James Newman

On 17th January 2023 at Delaney’s pub in Bangkok, Kitaab author Mithran Somasundrum was in conversation with writer and film-maker James Newman.

Somasundrum talked about his influences and writing process. He also described his development as a writer, from short stories to three unsuccessful novels, to his conception of The Mask Under My Face which, after some re-writing, found publication with Kitaab.

Somasundrum read from the novel’s opening section, described by Newman as a “very dramatic way to begin a book,” and afterwards there was a short Q&A session.

The discussion was published on the “Strange TV” YouTube channel. You can watch the programme here:

The owners of Delaney’s plan to stage similar literary events on a monthly basis.