Belmont Public Library: a city, a panel of authors of a story
22 October 2021
This year’s One City One Story, a short story competition presented by the Boston Book Festival, is Dumba Chora by Waltham author Chandreyee Lahiri. Join us on Monday November 8 at 7pm on Zoom for a discussion on the setting (the Sundarbans in India) and the themes of its history, such as the changing social mores around Indian “arranged marriages” and the relationship challenges that are universal , as well as other 1C1S (2013) author Rishi Reddi. Pick up a copy of Dumba Chora from the Belmont Public Library or read it online (https://bostonbookfest.org/one-city-one-story/).
Chandreyee Lahiri is originally from Kolkata, India (via various countries in the Middle East) and has called the Boston area for over 20 years. During the day, she works for environmental protection as a GIS specialist. In her spare time, she’s a budding writer, storyteller, and the mother of a funny 14-year-old son. Visit his website here.
Rishi Reddi is the award-winning PEN New England author of “Karma,” the 2013 One City One Story selection. His latest work is the novel Passage West, a “Best California Book of 2020” by the Los Angeles Times, and tells the story of two Punjabi sharecroppers in California, their Mexican lovers, Japanese neighbors and Anglo-Saxon friends in a time of growing xenophobia during World War I. She lives in Cambridge, MA. Visit his website here.