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Priya Parmar

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Educated at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh, Priya Parmar is the author of one previous novel, Exit the Actress.

Her new novel, VANESSA AND HER SISTER will be published by Ballantine/Random House on 12/30/14.

She divides her time between Hawaii and London.

So I have not written a plumbean since last February. I have a really really good reason. I have been writing, editing, rewriting, writing some more and finally finishing my second book! It is the story of the painter Vanessa Bell and her famous sister, the writer, Virginia Woolf. The outrageous brilliant artistic literary friends are all there and the story is set in glamorous bohemian pre-war... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.82 · 1,248 ratings · 335 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Exit the Actress
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,095 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Vanessa and Her Sister: A N...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 15 — 10 editions
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Journal d'une Courtisane
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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“A family is a messy unwieldy thing bounded only by blood andbeneath all the embarrassmentaffection.”
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“I am not waiting. I am not waiting for anyone any more. It was me I was waiting for.”
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message 3: by Ina

Ina All the best for your new release Priya! Good going! :)

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A Leigh Thank you very much for the friend request. :D Your book was exquisite. If you're still working on your doctorate, then best of luck!

Alicia Thanks for the friend request and I look forward to reading your book.

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