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Sujata Massey

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Sujata Massey is the author of historical and mystery fiction set in Asia. She is best known for the Perveen Mistry series published in the United States by Soho Press and in India by Penguin Random House India. THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, the first Perveen novel, was named a Best Mystery/Thriller of 2018 and also an Amazon Best Mystery/Thriller of 2018. Additionally, the book won the Bruce Alexander Best Historical Mystery Award and is nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark award for women's mysteries and the Agatha award for best historical novel.

The second Perveen novel, THE SATAPUR MOONSTONE, comes out on May 14, 2019.

Sujata's other works include THE SLEEPING DICTIONARY (2013) and eleven Rei Shimura mysteries published from 1997-2014. Fo
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The Purgatory of Book Revision

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What a grand feeling for a writer to labor over the creation of the book, reach the final page, and triumphantly type: THE END.


(Sujata clears throat) Sorry, it’s not the end. If you’re a writer working with a traditional publisher, finishing a book means you’re submitting it to be read by an editor and will soon be asked to make revisio

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“Remember this! It is never an entire people who is cruel; it is merely individuals who exert their will on others.”
Sujata Massey, The Sleeping Dictionary

“Crockery broke and fabric frayed. The delicate things I cared about perished, while the hard things like swords survived.”
Sujata Massey, The Samurai's Daughter

“She turned her attention from Maharani Putlabai to Mirabai. Why was the younger queen on a chair and not a cushion? Perhaps it was a statement of her middling position—that she was not high enough for the zenana throne, but she was respected enough not to be somewhat elevated.”
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