Mitra Phukan will read an eclectic collection of books in 2016

BY MITRA PHUKAN
 
My house is stuffed with books, read and unread. Besides reading those ones in the piles which I haven’t so far, I mean to read these as well. 
  1. Jorasanko by Aruna Chakravarty (Because it’s about the women in the home of the Tagores, and it promises to be fascinating).
  2. Heart to Heart … Remembering Nainaji by Vidya Rao (A biography of the beloved singer).
  3. Fear of Dying by Erica Jong (Her Fear of Flying was fantastic. This is an equally bawdy take on serious issues regarding old age. Love the combination, and her style).
  4. Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna. (I love humour, and there is nothing starry about this book).
  5. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon Jones (I read the Booker winner every year, so this one … and this subject, about the shooting of Bob Marley, is interesting) .
  6. Akashor Chhboi Aru Ananya Golpo by Kula Saikia (Love his stories, and this one won the Sahitya Akademi, so …).
  7. The Best American Poetry 2015 …Edited by David Lehman and Sherman Alexie. (An Anthology that should be soul satisfying).
…and of course any other book that promises to be of interest. 

Mitra Phukan

Mitra Phukan

Mitra Phukan is a writer, translator, columnist and classical vocalist who lives and works in Guwahati, Assam. Her published literary works include four children's books, a biography, and a novel, "The Collector's Wife". Her most recent work is another novel, "A Monsoon of Music" published by Penguin-Zubaan in September 2011. Besides, her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. Her works have been translated into several languages. She is the Northeast correspondent of the Chennai-based journal of the performing arts, "Shruti" and a member of the North East Writers' Forum.