Guwahati Book Launch

On 27th July, Somnath launched The Price You Pay in the city he grew up in. Friends, well-wishers and press braved a flash flood to join the lively discussion on Delhi, crime and literature with fellow Assamese writers Mitra Phukan and Dhruba Hazarika.Image

Watch the news bulletin by News Times Assam:

The Price You Pay, The Sentinel, Guwahati, Jul2813

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Delhi Book Launch of The Price You Pay

To mark the launch of Batabyal’s debut novel The Price You Pay, Harper Collins hosted an evening of readings, discussions and music at the Delhi Press Club. The author read a short passage from the novel, which was followed by a lively discussion with Arunava Sinha. Vikram Seth stepped up to formally unfurl the book, and the event closed with a harp and cello recital and drinks.

Somnath then did the rounds of the Delhi, signing copies of his book in Full Circle (GK and Khan Market) and Midland Bookshop, Haus Khas, Bahrisons Bookstore in Khan Market and Saket.

Book signing in Delhi

Public Interviews

With William Dalrymple, Alliance Francais, October 2011

With William Dalrymple

With Vikram Seth, Jaipur Literature Festival, January 2011 (view from 14 minutes)

Read Divya Dubey’s review of the headlining session ‘A Suitable Book’  here.


Watch the whole interview on the Tehelka website by clicking here

With Richard Ford, Jaipur Literature Festival 2011

Richard Ford in conversation with Somnath Batabyal from ashish gajera on Vimeo.

With Shehan Karunatilaka, winner of the 2012 Commonwealth Prize for Literature

With Shehan Karunatilaka