Join us for a unique program where storytelling and music combine for a spellbinding experience in the New York City subway!
Acclaimed bestselling novelist Tejas Desai reads from his riveting thriller The Run and Hide from his international crime trilogy The Brotherhood Chronicle as blues fiddler Greg Holt and his Fiddler and the Crossroads band plays and sings to immerse the audience in this epic set in New York City, India, and Thailand!
This program will take place in the 14th Street-Union Square Subway station (top station level. …
*Published a couple of weeks ago on FB*
Wow last night was the craziest birthday ever (maybe the wackiest 40th bday in history, who knows!)
Now the crazy part: on the way back from the Rockaways to NE Queens during Hurricane Ida, Robert and I survived numerous floods, had to go backwards on multiple highways several times (including LIE), the water was above our window and we were literally swimming in…
*Published on my birthday a couple of weeks ago on FB*
40 years ago I was born this evening at Flushing Hospital in New York City.
40 years later, not only am I glad to be alive, but I genuinely feel I’ve lived such a full and amazing life and am happy enough that even if I died today, I wouldn’t feel bad about it or regret much.
I didn’t always feel this way, but I do today.
I can’t remember my 10th birthday very well at all. But I do remember being a relatively happy 5th grader, having transitioned…
My latest interview on the NYLA blog. I wish I was as good at basketball as the interviewer suggests:
I’m happy to report that Bad Americans (The Human Tragedy Vol. 2) is, three months into 2021, 1/4 done. That means I’m still on track to finish the book by New Year 2022 per my New Years resolution. This, of course, could change: the most important thing is to produce the best book possible, not the timeline (at first I was way ahead, now after laboring over a rather long novella-like internal tale, I’m back on pace). And there will need to be revisions even after finishing a solid draft. …
I was wonderfully surprised to see this performance at the Inauguration considering I just finished writing a story in Spoken Word style a couple of days ago for my upcoming short story collection Bad Americans!
On the Eve of the Trump Family’s departure from the White House, I think this quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is most fitting:
“They were careless people…they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”
“An excellent novel, very brave, full of suspense, action, intensity, and a great plot…A very complete book…without a doubt, I recommend it to everyone.” — Amazon Review of The Dance Towards Death by Tejas Desai
My latest feature on the University of Oxford Alumni Page
Perhaps needless to say, my New Years Resolution this year is to complete my next book, Bad Americans, by next New Years Eve. Given the ambition and scope of the book, and while working a full-time day job, I think this is, at minimal, a realistic timeline. Of course the book itself will set the timeline (where did I hear that this year), so it could take longer, but I’m hoping to meet that deadline!