Amie Barrodale

  • We Talked to Author Akhil Sharma About His Upcoming Novel

    We have been trying to publish Akhil Sharma's work ever since reading his debut novel, An Obedient Father. I decided to give him a call so we could have a brief chat about his latest book, Family Life, which is being published in April.

  • Guilt-Tripping

    In 2010, a friend of mine started a travel magazine and asked if she could publish an article I had written about a Kashmiri tailor, during a month I spent living on a houseboat in Kashmir.

  • Tony Leung Is a Foxy Grandmaster

    Wong Kar Wai’s new movie The Grandmaster is about the Chinese Kung Fu master Ip Man, who is played by Tony Leung. Ip Man, you may know, was Bruce Lee’s martial-arts instructor. You also may know that Leung is a fox. I sat down with the actor for...

  • A Ghost Story

    Since the incident, I did not drink, due to a court order. Occasionally, however, I drank with my mother in small amounts, or alone at a place around the corner. I confessed this to Edward. I said, “Earlier tonight I had wine with my mother. Generally...

  • Shiva’s Wedding

    We’d been in India for a month, and it looked like the wedding wasn't going to happen. The last two times I’d been married my brides had been enthusiastic—they were insistent, even. Now I was getting married for a third time to a woman who didn’t want...

  • The Number

    “What it is, is that I want to have sex with you. I think it would be really good for me to have sex with you.”