Tanuja Desai Hidier
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Tanuja Desai Hidier

TANUJA DESAI HIDIER is an award-winning author, singer-songwriter, and innovator of the ‘booktrack’. She is the recipient of the 2015 South Asia Book Award (for BOMBAY BLUES) and the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and her short stories have been included in numerous anthologies. Her pioneering 2002 first novel, BORN CONFUSED, was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and became a landmark work, recently hailed by both Rolling Stone Magazine and Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest YA novels of all time (on lists including such classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, and Little Women). The music video for “Heptanesia”, Tanuja’s first release from her album BOMBAY SPLEEN (songs based on Bombay Blues) is currently airing on MTV Indies. Her first album, WHEN WE WERE TWINS (songs based on Born Confused) was featured in Wired Magazine for being the first ever 'booktrack.' Wired says: ” … reminiscent of Alanis Morissette [When We Were Twins] reflects the clash of styles, sounds, and influences inherent to cultural assimilation and urban living.” For more info on Tanuja, please visit www.ThisIsTanuja.com PRAISE FOR BORN CONFUSED “Compelling and witty … gives voice to a new generation of Americans … a rare and daring portrayal.” --USA Today “Absorbing and intoxicating … sure to leave a lasting impression.” --Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review “A breathtaking experience.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review PRAISE FOR BOMBAY BLUES “Dense, lyrical, full of neologic portmanteaus and wordplay: This is a prose-poem meditation on love, family and homecoming … A journey worth making.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review “[A] lovingly detailed homage to Bombay… Once again, [Desai] Hidier delivers an immersive blend of introspection, external drama, and lyricism.” --Publishers Weekly “Chock-a-block with musical references as well as linguistic leaps of faith that only a musician could have pulled off.” --The Sunday Guardian (cover story)

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