Perry Anderson, author most recently of The New Old World, was in India this week to participate in a three-day meeting on "The Global Crisis and Hegemonic Dilemmas." Organized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the Madras Institute of Development Studies, the conference brought together world-renowned political and economic experts including not only Anderson but also Leo Panitch (whose book The Making of Global Capitalism, co-authored with Sam Gindin, will be published by Verso in Fall 2011), Vivek Chibber, Chaohua Wang (editor of One China, Many Paths for Verso), and Michael Löwy (author of Fire Alarm and The War of Gods for Verso) among others.
The paperback edition of Sukhdev Sandhu's Night Haunts continues to garner great reviews, the latest from the Guardian:
In a vivid series of vignettes, Sandhu traverses the capital, inspired by HV Morton's 1926 The Nights of London. But where Morton saw a trove of treasure, Sandhu hears voices crying in the dark: "Prayer is the true language of the night".
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As announced by Publishers Lunch today, Sara Paretsky has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, to be honored at their awards ceremony on April 28, 2011.
Paretsky, best known as the creator of the female private eye, V I Warshawski, is also the author of Writing in an Age of Silence—a book in which she explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed her life and work.
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