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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, published by Ballantine/Random House is available now.

She divides her time between Hawaii and London.

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Priya Parmar Hi Sharyle, I am so pleased you enjoyed the novel! I was inspired to write the novel after reading one of Vanessa Bell's letters. Her voice was so…moreHi Sharyle, I am so pleased you enjoyed the novel! I was inspired to write the novel after reading one of Vanessa Bell's letters. Her voice was so modern and vibrant and messy and alive. She just stepped off the page as a character for me. I became a bit obsessed and fell down the Bloomsbury rabbit hole. I chose this format because they are so closely associated with diaries and letters. That is how they lived in my imagination. Thank you for getting in touch!(less)
Priya Parmar I am so sorry! I am just seeing this! I found the teeth fascinating too. Eventually she did have some teeth out in the hopes of curing her. I would…moreI am so sorry! I am just seeing this! I found the teeth fascinating too. Eventually she did have some teeth out in the hopes of curing her. I would love to write a sequel. I miss writing about Vanessa desperately!(less)
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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... Read more of this blog post »
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"I loved this. I didn't expect to, both because I'm a huge Virginia Woolf aficionado, and because I'm always wary of books that have so much hype and publicity, but I thought it was superb. Beautiful writing, sensitively drawn characters. I highly..." Read more of this review »
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"There are so many things about this book I love. Priya Parmar's talent enchants me. The format is such that the story is told through a series of diary entries, letters and telegrams. She works these in a way that tells a smooth, personal, spell-b..." Read more of this review »
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“I am not waiting. I am not waiting for anyone any more. It was me I was waiting for.”
Priya Parmar, Vanessa and Her Sister

“A family is a messy unwieldy thing bounded only by blood andbeneath all the embarrassmentaffection.”
Priya Parmar, Exit the Actress

“The rest of us are still living on the borrowed fuel of potential and so far have not left deep footprints. But together we carry a brackish air of importance. As if we are doing something worthy in the world. Maybe how we live our lives is the grand experiment? Mixing company, throwing out customs, using first names, waiting to marry, ignoring the rules, and choosing what to care about. Is that why we matter? Or perhaps Miss Warre-Cornish is right and we do not matter in the least.”
Priya Parmar, Vanessa and Her Sister

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message 4: by Cathy

Cathy Thanks for adding me Priya. Looking forward to reading your books!


message 3: by Ina

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


message 2: by Ariel

Ariel 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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