My latest book is The One Who Swam With The Fishes.

"A mesmerizing account of the well-known story of Matsyagandha ... and her transformation from fisherman’s daughter to Satyavati, Santanu’s royal consort and the Mother/Progenitor of the Kuru clan." - Hindustan Times

"Themes of fate, morality and power overlay a subtle and essential feminism to make this lyrical book a must-read. If this is Madhavan’s first book in the Girls from the Mahabharata series, there is much to look forward to in the months to come." - Open Magazine

"A gleeful dollop of Blytonian magic ... Reddy Madhavan is also able to tackle some fairly sensitive subjects such as identity, the love of and karmic ties with parents, adoption, the first sexual encounter, loneliness, and my favourite, feminist rage." - Scroll

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30 January 2016

Today in Photo

Back when I was a full time journalist and part time writer, I wasn't able to fully get into my job. I mean, it was nice to make a living off my pen so to speak, but I always felt like something was missing. What was the POINT of urgently covering fashion week or whatever? That's before I discovered long form journalism and all the joys and creativity that go into sustaining a story over several thousand words. I've always been a fan, even though my talents lie towards fiction and have wanted to do more. Nothing therefore is more inspiring than the first piece of "journalism written like a novel" Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. The story ostensibly of a farmer's murder in Holborn, Kansas, Capote goes into so much loving detail that you even know what the furniture looked like and what the townspeople thought about. Truly inspired writing and a must-read for anyone interested in creative nonfiction as it evolved. #nowreading #250in2016 #readingchallenge #bookstagram

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