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
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
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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