David Davidar

Thursday, 15 November 2007Listen

Penguin Canada's president and publisher David Davidar recently talked to Joseph Planta about his new novel, The Solitude of Emperors (McClelland and Stewart, 2007), his writing, and the state of Canadian publishing.

The Solitude of Emperors by David Davidar. (McClelland and Stewart, 2007)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

David Davidar has written a new novel, an evocative and compelling novel about modern India and the struggle of his protagonist Vijay, who sees the damage done by the mixing of politics and religion. It's even been compared to Dickens.

David Davidar is President and Publisher of Penguin Canada and is a board member of Penguin India and the Pearson Development Fund. His first novel, The House of Blue Mangoes was an international bestseller and translated into 16 languages.

This book, The Solitude of Emperors is published by McClelland and Stewart the book retails for $32.99. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, David Davidar; Good morning, Mr. Davidar.

©1999-2007. The Commentary, Joseph Planta