Writers Postcards: An Evening with Dipika Mukherjee
Date and Time:
Mar 19 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Book Stall
811 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093

Dipika Mukherjee

Writers Postcards: An Evening with Dipika Mukherjee

Community Event

The Book Stall is delighted to host award-winning author Dipika Mukherjee on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm. She’ll be discussing her new book of travel essays, Writer’s Postcards. Thought-provoking and unabashed in its entirety, this is a collection of essays that goes beyond the personal to examine international issues. This event is free with registration. To register, please visit our website or CLICK HERE.

More About the Book: Part travelogue, part memoir, and part commentary, Writer’s Postcards is a collection of essays that examine imagination and culture through the lens of geography. A person of the world, Dipika Mukherjee takes readers through various encounters from her highly mobile life: the lugubrious literature of Brazil; the linguistic diversity in China and Tibet; and meeting the Dalai Lama while travelling as a lone woman through New Delhi. She examines the political unrest in Myanmar after the brief international reach of Burmese books; weighs in on Chicago’s literary landmarks and famous writers; reminisces on the languid feasting of Diwali celebrations at Port Dickson by the Malaysian-Bengali community; and finds new notions of home, identity, and belonging in the Netherlands.

More About the Author: Dipika Mukherjee is an internationally acclaimed writer and sociolinguist with a passion for Southeast Asian literature. With over two decades of experience, she has mentored aspiring writers in the region and founded the prestigious D.K Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in Malaysia in 2015. Her literary achievements include being longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize with her debut novel, Ode to Broken Things, and winning the UK Virginia Prize for Fiction with her second novel, Shambala Junction. She has also authored the captivating short story collection Rules of Desire and several poetry collections, such as Dialect of Distant Harbors and The Third Glass of Wine. In addition to her writing, Mukherjee is a dedicated educator and teaches at the Graham School at the University of Chicago and StoryStudio. Through her teaching engagements and creative writing workshops held in various cities worldwide, she continues to inspire and nurture aspiring writers.