Exciting news for Chetna Maroo; her debut novel, Western Lane will be published by Picador in the spring of 2023. The book will also be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US and Knopf will publish it in Canada.
Ravi Mirchandani, Picador’s editor-in-chief, quoted on The Bookseller magazine’s website says: “I was struck by the quiet and powerful economy of Chetna’s writing from the opening pages of her exceptional novel, but as I read on, it was her deft and subtle handling of her themes – of grief and loss, of the immigrant experience, of the misunderstandings that can take place even between those who love and know each other well – that so moved me. So much in this beautiful book, as so often in life, lies between the sentences, in what is not said, as much as in what is.”
We wish Chetna huge success with the novel and in finding lots more readers.
Chetna Maroo won 2nd prize in the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, Wealth of Nations. It is available in our Volume 10 anthology, published by Tangent Books. https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-10