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Manu Joseph to read from his new book on Oct 20

Posted on Oct 16, 10:22PM | UNI

Journalist-writer Manu Joseph will read from his new book, The Illicit Happiness of Other People, at a literary function here on October 20.

Dr Meena T Pillai, Director, Centre for Comparative Literature, Kerala University, will introduce the book.

Manu Joseph is the current editor of OPEN magazine. His debut novel 'Serious Men' was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and won the 2010 The Hindu Literary Prize. He also received the PEN Open Book Award for the novel in 2011.

His second novel 'The Illicit Happiness of Other People' was published in September 2012. The novel has been described as 'a quirky and darkly comic take on domestic life in southern India.' Joseph was born in Kottayam, Kerala and grew up in Chennai. He is a graduate of Loyola College, Chennai, and dropped out of Madras Christian College to become a staff writer at Society magazine.

He has been the features editor of The Times of India and has written for The Independent and Wired.