I’m Elen Turner. I live in Buffalo, NY; before that, Kathmandu, Nepal; before that, Canberra, Australia; before that, Tokyo… and so it continues.
In 2012 I completed a PhD at the Australian National University on contemporary Indian feminist publishing. I have taught literature and gender studies to undergraduates, and now work as an academic editor and editor with Kathmandu-based magazine Himal Southasian.
I have a general obsession with literature from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan). There’s so much good (and not so good) literature from this region that I’d like to discuss, promote, review and share. Much of it’s unavailable or unknown outside of the Indian subcontinent itself, so with this blog I want to share some of it around.
I’m always interested in hearing about books that you may want me to review. You can leave a note below, or email me at elen dot turner at gmail dot com. I’m most interested in literary fiction and non-fiction. I’m not much into poetry, and don’t review YA literature (just saying, as I’ve had requests in the past). All opinions expressed in reviews are my own.