Tuesday, April 4, 2017


re you looking for an escape? Escape from the routine. Escape from the monotony. Escape from Reality? Well, A book is what you are looking for. A book is exactly what you need. It is not about you being a fan of reading or not. It is about finding the right book. Once you do, you will be amazed by your own ability to cherish the magic those words create. While your search for your perfect escape goes on, here is a list of 10 authors whom you should keep an eye on for their books are about to hit the market / or have already:  

1) Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik-2
The man who revamped Mythology for the current generation is Devdutt Pattanaik. His work has become a bridge in the ever enlarging valley between the two generations - one that has silver coloured hair to feel proud about and another that has half-grown beards to flaunt. 

What can be a better bridge than Mythology! His books which have sold like hot pancakes in India include the likes of  My Gita, Seven Secrets of Shiva, Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You, The Leadership Sutra- An Indian Approach to Power, Myth = Mithya , his most famous work till date is a literary adaption of his famous show i.e., Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik and many more. He is surely an author to watch out for this year as ‘Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik-2’ is about to hit the market soon. Or has it already?

2) Arundhati Roy:
 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The woman behind one of the most famous novels - ‘The God of Small Things’ by any Indian in recent times is Arundhati Roy. In fact, she also won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for the same in 1997. Later the book was translated into an astounding 40 Languages! Born in Shillong, she studied architecture in Delhi which is where she currently lives. Recently, her second fiction novel - ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ has created similar buzz as his previous works that includes the likes of - ‘Things that can and cannot be said’ -co-authored with John Cusack, ‘Listening to Grasshoppers - Field Notes on Democracy’ and many more.

3) Mir Khalid:

Jaffna Street

Dr. Mir Khalid is a general surgeon by profession residing in Sauda Arabia. He was born in a prominent civil services’ family in Srinagar, India. He first published an anthology of Urdu Poetry which was very well received by the readers. His recent venture into English Non-fiction ‘Jaffna Street’ is definitely worth noticing!  This book aims at penning the trajectories of the lives of normal people swerving in the turmoils of the violence in the Valley.

4) Fali S. Nariman:

India's Legal System

Fali Sam Nariman is the most coveted Senior Advocate to the Supreme Court and the President of Bar Association India since 1991. He is one of the most distinguished constitutional lawyers in India. This former Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan award winner is coming up with his take on India’s Legal System with his book by the same name! His autobiography - ‘Before Memory Fades’ considered to be a work of finesse!

5) Vikram Bhatt:

A Handful of Sunshine

This is Vikram Bhatt’s foray into writing with his first novel - ‘A Handful of Sunshine’. He has till date directed over 35 bollywood films and written the scripts for over 15 films. He is currently the head of Loneranger Productions Pvt. ltd. producing films as well as television shows. So, Can a man with a 25-year old career as director can be an author of a great novel? Find out!

6) Adam Alter:


Adam Alter is Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School Business. He is also a renowned author with multiple number works under his name already. His latest book ‘Irresistible’ is a take on Social Media its effect on us. And what an impressive blend of stories and science it is! Have you found the internet, irresistible urge to keep going and going from one page to another from one app to another, from one status to another? You are surely going to love it!

7) JK Rowling:

Hogwarts Library

Does this name really need an introduction? ‘Art is the gateway to immortality’ - with her books being loved all around the world, She has literally lived on to prove this phrase right. She has woven a whole new world of magic with her words. A brilliant Hogwarts library box set of her recent three books - ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, ‘Quidditch Through the Ages’, ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ is available waiting for you to grab. She can never go out of limelight can she?

8) Liane Moriarity:

Truly Madly Guilty

Liane Moriarty is an Australian author with an endless list of books already under her name. In 2004, she wrote her first book ‘Three Wishes’ as a part of her Master’s Degree from Macquarie University, Sydney. Her recent book ‘Truly Madly Guilty’ has been an instant success and the talk of the town for all the right reasons, of course!

9) Jennifer Donnelly:

Disney Beauty Beast Lost Book Enchanting

Have you ever felt lost in the magic of those enchanting words intricately woven to form a beautiful story? If yes, then you probably already know about Jennifer Donnelly and the reason she is on this list. She is an American Adult fiction writer who earned worldwide praise with her book - ‘A Northern Light’ which went on to win the Carnegian Medal. She is also known for her ‘The Roses Trilogy’. Now, the reason she is on the list is ‘ Beauty and The Beast’. Enough Said!

10) Lily Collins:

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me

Lily Collins is a British-American Model and Actress making her debut as an author with her book ‘Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me’ which contains ground-breaking essays and never-before-seen photos. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in A Comedy/Musical in 2017 for her performance in the movie - ‘ Rules Don’t Apply’. 

There is no one who can stay devoid of reading books willing throughout his/her life. It is just a matter of finding the right one! As they say - “Books are what makes humans immortal. The writers through their stories and readers through their love of reading”. Quit dabbling around in search of the right companion, hop onto the Book Stores on Infibeam and buy books online!