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Sara Shukla on Using Humor as a Survival Mechanism When Launching a Book During a Time of Loss
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Sara Shukla on Using Humor as a Survival Mechanism When Launching a Book During a Time of Loss

Shukla's PINK WHALES releases June 2024
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Today, we hear from Sara Shukla, whose debut novel, PINK WHALES, will be released tomorrow, June 4. She’ll be in conversation with Jane Roper at the Boston Edition of Porter Square Books. We’re talking to Sara about using humor as a coping mechanism while launching her book after a family loss.

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Sara Shukla is an editor for WBUR’s Cognoscenti. You can find her writing at WBUR as well as the Los Angeles Review of BooksMcSweeneys, and elsewhere. An alum of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator and the University of Virginia, she lives in Massachusetts with her family. Pink Whales is her debut novel.

Photo credit: Melissa Sepulveda

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