Sunny Singh


HOTEL ARCADIA

Forthcoming in 2015



"The novel is entirely credible and contains characters so well painted that they are genuinely truthful." --- ABC


"The author succeeds as a successful Bollywood film does. One is eager to reach the climax." --- Marie Claire


"Single In The City" is less an operational manual than a way of networking experience, and for that alone it is an interesting read."--- Business Standard


"Hand in hand with Sunny Singh, you can't possibly put the wrong foot forward."--- Indian Review of Books


WINNER OF THE MAR DE LETRAS PRIZE


"A first novel of rare scope and power." --- Hindustan Times


"This staggering claim for the novel as metaphor for dreams..." --- El Faro


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Sunny Singh is a London-based writer. She has published two novels, a non-fiction book on lives of single women in India, numerous short stories and essays.

Her new novel, Hotel Arcadia, will be published by Quartet Books in Spring 2015.

She is represented by The Susijn Agency.

2 weeks ago

Coming up for xmas, this fab literary pub crawl through #Fitzrovia. Open to nonmembers and free but must be booked ahead. Fun fact: do you know literary Fitzrovia’s South Asian connection? Apparently the name was coined by poet and editor of Poetry London, Tambi (Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu)

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The high res version of the Hotel Arcadia cover. Its seriously sexy, even if I say so myself. Kudos to the designer :-)

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Coming up in December. Free event but must be booked ahead:

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Very flattered, proud and pleased to be part of Lapata Tastic’s anti-Orientalist Odalisque series. She’ll be in Goa for the LitFest if you are there

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Sam is a war photographer famous for her hauntingly beautiful pictures of the dead. After a particularly gruelling assignment, she checks into an expensive hotel. Unfortunately she has chosen the exact moment terrorists attack the hotel. Abhi, the hotel manager, begs her to stay quiet and stay put. Abhi has never wanted to be a hero; a disappointment to his army father and army brother. He thought he’d come to a safe haven at the hotel, a place where he could be himself. Now stuck inside the sealed off manager’s office in the middle of a terrorist attack, he’s desperately trying to keep all those still alive safe. His lover Dieter is amongst the hostages in the bar and the photographer Sam, refusing to stay in her room, is roaming through the hotel taking pictures, potentially coming face to face with the terrorists at any moment. A small child Billy is found alive under the bodies of his dead parents and Abhi has to persuade the non-maternal Sam to bring him back to her room. He’s hurt and Sam has no clue how to look after a child. As the tension mounts and more people are killed, the bond between Sam and Abhi, between Sam and Billy, grows. If any of them get out alive, none of them will ever be the same.

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