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Passages: Kirthana Ramisetti on Advika and the Hollywood Wives

Passages: Kirthana Ramisetti on Advika and the Hollywood Wives

Kirthana Ramisetti discusses the first pages of her latest novel, Advika and the Hollywood Wives, how she played with romance-genre tropes to create something closer to a thriller (and then something closer to an anti-romance), earned our empathies for her main character, and the trio of female friendships that eventually save her.

Ramisetti’s first pages can be found here.

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Kirthana Ramisetti is the author of Dava Shastri’s Last Day, a Good Morning America Book Club selection which is in development as a television series for HBO Max, and Advika and the Hollywood Wives, a Book of the Month pick and named one of the Best Books of April by Apple Books. Her work has been published in the New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, Salon and elsewhere. A former entertainment reporter for Newsday and the New York Daily News, she  earned her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and lives in New York City.

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