Happy publication day to Deepa Anappara, whose debut novel, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is officially published today.
The book has been receiving widespread acclaim ahead of publication and looks set to be one of the biggest first novels published in the UK this year. Deepa was also recently selected as one of the Observer’s 10 best debut novelists of 2020, and the novel is a BBC Radio 2 book club pick.
Nikesh Shukla calls it ‘A moving and confident novel about the preciousness of life’, while Booker Prize winner, Anne Enright, calls it “storytelling at its best”.
Huge congratulations to Deepa; it’s great to know that her superb writing will reach many more readers.
Deepa Anappara won 2nd prize in the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, The Breakdown. The story is available in our Volume 6 anthology.