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Arjun Basu

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About this author

I write. I do other stuff. My first book, Squishy, was published in 2008 and my first novel, Waiting for the Man, was published in 2014. I also write 140 character short stories on Twitter twitter.com/arjunbasu (@arjunbasu). You can also find a Writer page on Facebook. My website is www.arjunbasu.com.


Average rating: 3.80 · 35 ratings · 13 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Squishy
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Waiting for the Man
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Author appearance, September 22, 2014 04:44PM
Winnipeg, CA

http://www.thinairwinnipeg.ca/
Two readings in Winnipeg during Thin Air. Check website for deets.

SLS Montreal
Author appearance, October 05, 2014 07:00PM
Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, 211, rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, CA

http://www.sumlitsem.org/Montreal/schedule.html
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Vancouver International Writers Festival
Author appearance, October 24, 2014 04:47PM — 2 people invited
Vancouver, CA

http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/
On October 24th, I share the stage with Marthe Jocelyn and Kate Pullinger in an...more

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Thursday (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: An excerpt of a short story from my upcoming collection, Squishy (DC Books)
Waiting for the Man (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 25, 2009 08:47AM
Description: An excerpt from my novel in progress (typos, editing problems and all!)
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Waiting for the Man by Arjun Basu
" There's no other book like this one, there simply isn't. It's an important book for today's cultural obsession with self-fulfillment and success.

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description: SLS, in existence since 1998, is a program like no other: remarkably innovative and dynamic, and the only operating on three continents. Over the years, it has counted more than 1000 participants in its programs. Participants in the writing seminars will include individuals of all ages and all levels of accomplishment: gifted beginners and writers who have already begun publishing; undergraduate and graduate students of creative writing; and people turning (or returning) to writing relatively la...more
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The End of Absence by Michael       Harris
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A great meditation on what we've lost with what we've gained. I was an early reader and I highly recommend that you unplug and give this a deep read.

And then you can plug in again.
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Five Billion Years of Solitude by Lee Billings
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Tropic of Chaos by Christian Parenti
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Meh.

A good premise (and one I believe - that looming/current environmental changes and stresses will lead to conflict) is hamstrung by too much fitting round pegs into square holes. When a book uses the word "neoliberal" in almost every sentence, wel...more
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Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
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Countdown by Alan Weisman
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Weisman has gone from his grand thought experiment (The World Without Us) to something much more immediate: the future of the planet with billions of humans on it. Basically, this is a plea for family planning. For our own sake.

The mind blowing stat...more
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message 2: by Arjun (last edited Feb 25, 2009 08:44AM)

Arjun Excerpt from novel in progress on Joyland: http://www.joyland.ca/stories/montrea...


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Karen Thanks for befriending me!

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