I was very thoughtfully interviewed by Kirthi Jayakumar earlier in 2015 for Femina. The piece appeared in the Dec 18 2015 issue of the magazine.
Please keep your eyes and hearts open and your loving wishes sent in the general directions of The High Priestess Never Marries (HarperCollins India, 2016) and The Altar Of The Only World (HarperCollins India, 2017). And me, if you have more love to spare. Because I do, and I’ll try to make more books from it :) Happy new year! xo
It was a pleasure to do this short video interview for I Am, an initiative of Ahalya Bespoke, in which I shared the story of how I was allowed to accompany a traditional Irula honeygathering mission a few years ago.
I’m still thrilled about the publication of my short story, ‘Sweet’, in the brand new The Affair magazine. Here is an interview about the story, the sense of place in my work, and more.
I was recently interviewed on creativity and inspiration for A Learning A Day’s Real Leaders Project. Check out the video here.
Campus Diaries recently interviewed me about writing and reading erotica.
CD: What does it mean for you to be erotic? As a personal definition and in your work?
SM: There’s a line from an Ani Difranco song – “Every time I move, I make a woman’s movement”. I think this is my personal definition.
Read the rest here.
The Missing Slate interviewed me at some length about my experience representing Malaysia at Southbank Centre’s Poetry Parnassus, page vs. stage poems and my fantasy dinner guest (and what the menu would be). They have also published a poem, “Poem For Clothes Left In Another Country”. The magazine is in pdf format, so you can view it here.
An interview in The Observer, a publication from the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore.