January will be quiet at love german books. On Friday I leave for a two-week trip around India with the writers Inka Parei and Dorothee Elmiger. We'll be reading in Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune, and also generally hanging out with the people at Seagull Books and attending dinners and receptions and performances and talking to students and having an interesting time. There will be good food and wine, I'm reliably informed. I'm very excited to have been invited and will no doubt tell you all about it when I get back.
For the moment, I'm just pleased to be taking two books featuring young women who liberate themselves from oppressive situations to India right now: Invitation to the Bold of Heart and The Shadow-Boxing Woman.