Sunday, February 10, 2019

Padma Venkatraman's "The Bridge Home"

Padma Venkatraman was born in Chennai, India, and became an American citizen after attaining a Ph.D. in oceanography from The College of William and Mary.

She is the author of A Time to Dance, Island's End, and Climbing the Stairs.

Venkatraman lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Here she shares some ideas for the director of a big-screen adaptation of her new novel, The Bridge Home:
There are so many brilliant actors and actresses out there - and so many amazing directors - I think, if The Bridge Home were made into a movie, I'd love for it to be directed by someone like Aparna Sen (Mr. and Mrs. Iyer) or Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay) or Deepa Mehta (Fire) or Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish) or Gurinder Chada (Bend it Like Beckham)... really, just any of the amazing up and coming desi (South Asian) women directors we have in the world of film, these days.
Visit Padma Venkatraman's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Bridge Home.

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