The Killing of an Author [NOOK Book]

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A true story of small town Indian boy who ended up face-to-face with John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut, 3 Nobel Prizewinners, and the world's most powerful editor--and the story of his amazing literary journey from nobody to much-published nobody ... well, those last words are flippantly, but the book, despite its subversive humor, is both a depiction and an indictment of the international literary Establishment.

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Overview

A true story of small town Indian boy who ended up face-to-face with John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut, 3 Nobel Prizewinners, and the world's most powerful editor--and the story of his amazing literary journey from nobody to much-published nobody ... well, those last words are flippantly, but the book, despite its subversive humor, is both a depiction and an indictment of the international literary Establishment.

The Killing of an Author has been described as a nonfiction publishing thriller, a wild roller coaster ride, and as having "a sense of humour from start to end." Richard Crasta's first novel, The Revised Kama Sutra, has been published in ten countries and seven languages, and he learns some lessons along the way. Such as: What are the secret Rules of the publishing industry?

The Killing of an Author tells a story that has been described as "laugh-out-loud funny", "an act of bravery", and as possessing "integrity." It is the third book of Richard Crasta's Freedom Trilogy.

"Crasta has a sense of humour which he maintains from the start to the end. Funny, sad, and eye-opening. . . .We need more writers like him." --The Deccan Chronicle

"You are funny and delightful . . . and nowhere are you too heavy to carry. I've never read anyone like you. I laugh, I ache, I smile, I cry - but never close the book without that smile surfacing."--Sheelagh Grenon, Canada

"More than a book . . . an act of bravery."--Lulu Review

More information at: richardcrasta.com

About 74,000 words or 270 paperback pages

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Deccan Chronicle
"Crasta has a sense of humour which he maintains from the start to the end. Funny, sad, and eye-opening. . . .We need more writers like him."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148792086
  • Publisher: Invisible Man Press
  • Publication date: 10/4/2013
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 499 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Crasta is the Bangalore-born and long-time New York-resident author of 12 books, including the widely published novel of childhood, quest, and realization, "The Revised Kama Sutra," which was described as "very funny" by Kurt Vonnegut and was published in 10 countries and in 7 languages.


His books include fiction, nonfiction, essays, autobiography, humor, and satire, and tend to exhibit a political edge and passion and an ironic tone. Throughout his literary career, he has been driven by a passion for freedom, self-expression, and resistance to colonialism and censorship, including that indirect form of censorship known as ethnic pigeonholing, in which writers coming from certain backgrounds are expected to write in a certain manner. His books, which include "The Revised Kama Sutra," "Impressing the Whites," "The Killing of an Author," (the three books that comprise his Freedom Trilogy) and "The Hunger for Touch and Love." They have been described as "going where no Indian writer has gone before," and try to present an unedited, uncensored self.


Richard Crasta has traveled widely, and though a New York resident technically, spends most of his time in Asia, working on seven books in progress.

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