Nominated | Book Awards 2019 | Creative Writing in English (Fiction & Poetry)
Welcome to Calcutta of the sixties and the seventies.
Meet Debottam, the genius vagabond son of a wealthy zamindar.
Meet Urbish, the ambitious dreamer whose father is a fisherman.
Walk with them through the red earth of Shantiniketan.
Visit the jazz clubs of Park Street.
Experience friendship redefined by two people who have only one thing in common—Writing.
But one is willing to kill to write,
And the other is willing to die.
Anon. Short for Anonymous.
After all what’s in a name?
Bhavani Iyer is a screenwriter who has written several Hindi films and television shows. She lives
in Mumbai with her boyfriend, three dogs, and a cat. Anon. is her first novel.
“This quiet river of a story makes sudden breaks into dramatic rapids and is quiet again. Somehow pace and polish go together in a prose that carries along love, hate, delicate boys, coy girls and even reverent and sly analysis of stories themselves. Bhavani makes intellectuality look good.”