New Passages at the Book Festival

Hear about a globetrotting adventure

New Passages, a project conducted in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway, and the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, which enabled us to unite Scottish and Indian writers and take them on a round trip from Edinburgh to the Isle of Lewis and Kolkata, India, culminated in a special event at this year’s Book Festival. The four writers – Abir Mukherjee, Nalini Paul, Sandip Roy and Sampurna Chattarji – took to the stage to share their experience of a personal journey across the two countries and through time, inspired by the Mackenzie Collection of South Asian art. You can now listen to the event in full using the player below.

The four writers will share their final reflections on their trips, the collection and the impact the journey has had on them this site later this month.

Read more on New Passages

Homecomings | Sandip Roy

22nd October 2018

A new piece of writing by Sandip Roy, the award-winning Kolkata-based author of Don’t Let Him Know, and a contributor to NPR in the U.S. as well as the New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, the Telegraph and more. Part of New Passages....

New Beginnings | Abir Mukherjee

19th October 2018

A new short story from award-winning author Abir Mukherjee, inspired by his journey from Edinburgh to Stornoway to Kolkata, India, as part of our New Passages project, supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery....

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