Clara Farmer, Publishing Director, Chatto & Windus says:‘Djinn Patrol is less a reading experience than an encounter with the rattle-tattle energy of the basti where Jai and his friends live, captured with great fondness and humanity. Deepa Anappara holds her readers captive with an unflinching portrayal of slum life, yet which allows for the fierce warmth of family life, that shows how a community can be forged in times of trouble, and how the bold and loveable Jai and his not-his-assistant Pari seek out the truth, however distressing. I already hold this novel close to my heart, and so I’m sure will hundreds of thousands of others to come.’ Read more here.
Anappara’s ‘Djinn’ Lands at RH (October 26, 2018)
Debut author Deepa Anappara’s Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line sold in a North American rights deal to Caitlin McKenna at Random House. McKenna preempted the book from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge & White after reading it overnight.
From The Bookseller: Anappara debut goes in 14 territories (October 16, 2018)
The debut novel from Deepa Anappara, which sparked a flurry of excitement over Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), has now secured 14 international territories. Read more here.
About the Italian translation of Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (October 2018)
The buchreport on Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (October 17, 2018)
Book Jotter’s blog on the event at Hay Festival, May 2018, where the Deborah Rogers Award was discussed