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http://mmascgoa.tripod.com/ PRESS RELEASE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Frog Books launches Urban Voices, two other books

 

Mumbai, 1 November 2003: Frog Books, a Mumbai-based publishing house, has released three books: Urban Voices Essays from the Indian Subcontinent (edited by Sunil K Poolani; Under a Quicksilver Moon, a poetry collection by Abhilash Warrier; and A New Friend, a novella by Spanish writer and painter Nacho Blanco.

 

At a well-attended function at the Press Club, Mumbai, the books were launched by Nikhil Wagle, eminent journalist and editor of Mahanagar. Krishna Raj, editor of The Economic and Political Weekly and a BD Goenka Award-winner, accepted the first copies.

 

In his inaugural address, Wagle spoke about how small publishing houses are breaking new grounds. In this context what Frog Books has achieved in this short span of time of its existence is commendable. Frog Books is a bold initiative to promote news voices, new talent.

 

Urban Voices has contributions from Ramachandra Guha, Dilip Chitre, Dilip DSouza, Aakar Patel, V Gangadhar, Margaret Mascarenhas, Aditha Dissanayake, Rohit Gupta, Rehan Ansari, Kiron Kasbekar, Meena Menon, Sevanti Ninan, Frederick Noronha, Dilip Raote, Kalpish Ratna, C P Surendran and Suma Varughese.

 

Two of the writers in the volume Dilip DSouza and Rohit Gupta read out from their contributions from the book, which was followed by a poetry reading by Abhilash Warrier, a debutante.

 

Those who attended the meet included former bureaucrat J B DSouza, writer and columnist Dilip Raote, American writer Janet Fine and journalist and writer Derek Bose. The event was compeered by senior journalist Harish Nambiar. Sunil K Poolani, the publisher of Frog Books, gave the vote of thanks.

 

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