July 7, 2022
North/South Meeting Rooms at the Puyallup Public Library
Alka Joshi - The Henna Artist Author Talk
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Join us for an enchanting evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her captivating and bestselling novels, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.
Alka Joshi was born in India and immigrated to the US when she was nine years old, and published her debut novel, The Henna Artist, at the age of 62. Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist leads the audience on a journey through 1950s post-independence India that is all at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.
In this interview, Alka will share her inspirations for her work, how her mother’s life story has influenced her writing, and her experience and role in the creation of a Netflix series based on her books. Bewitching the senses, Joshi’s The Henna Artist invites you to feast on Indian culture with mind, body, and soul. Author Q&A to follow the talk!
We will be hosting this in the North/South rooms on July 7th at 6 p.m. for anyone who wants to participate with others. You can also register for this author talk and check out other online author talks here: https://libraryc.org/puyalluplibrary