BookPeople of Moscow welcomes the author Sayantani Dasgupta of Wilmington, NC at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20. Dasgupta will read from her book “Women Who Misbehave,” a collection of short stories, followed by a Q&A with local journalist and University of Idaho instructor, Tara Roberts.  Books will be available for sale and signing.


The event will be hosted by the Kenworthy Theater, 508 South Main Street across the street from BookPeople.  Masks are required.


Sayantani Dasgupta was born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho. Dasgupta is the author of “Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between”—a finalist for the Foreword Indies Awards for Creative Nonfiction—and the chapbook “The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood.” Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Hunger Mountain, Southern Humanities Review, The Hindu, Scroll, and others. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and has also taught in India, Italy, and Mexico. Women Who Misbehave, a collection of short stories, is her first book of fiction.


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