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Radhika Jha

Rhadika Jha is an Indian writer. She studied anthropology at Amherst College and did her Master’s in Political Science at the University of Chicago. She has worked for Hindustan Times and BusinessWorld, as well as the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, where she started up the Interact project for the education of the children of victims of terrorism in different parts of India. She regularly contributes to anthologies and her stories are published in newspapers and magazines. Her published works include short story collection The Elephant and the Maruti and novel Smell. She has just moved to Beijing after living for six years in Tokyo with her husband and two children.


Laure Deprez acquires Radhika Jha's My Beautiful Shadow

my-beautiful-shadow-v4April 2016

Jacaranda Books’ newly appointed editor Laure Deprez has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada & India) for Radhika Jha’s latest novel My Beautiful Shadow from Laura Susjin at The Susjin Agency. The novel was first published by HarperCollins India and translations have sold into multiple territories including Russia, Italy, Spain and France where the book is seeing significant sales.

Deprez said of the acquisition “We are convinced My Beautiful Shadow will captivate the British and Commonwealth audience and stand out in the market, thanks to its poetry, depth and Radhika’s understanding of the condition of the modern women in Japan, a country torn between Western and Eastern culture.”

Radhika joins a list of recent acquisitions for the company including a political satire from Nigerian debut novelist and journalist Anietie Isong entitled Radio Sunrise. With regards to the company’s recent acquisitions Jacaranda’s founder and publisher, Valerie Brandes, commented, “I feel that the current crop of new titles reflect the growth in acquisitions for the company and are a solidification of our ethos to publish new voices and diverse stories.”

For further information regarding Jacaranda’s titles or for any press queries please contact Jazzmine Breary jazzmine@jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk or call 07958 693 633.

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