SCOTT SHERMAN is a contributing writer of the Nation and a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.
JUNE 2011 | Express
The tiniest bookshop in Chennai, Indias fourth-largest city, is located on the edge of the Taj Connemara Hotel, in the congested downtown. To get to the shop, you must first inquire at the hotels front desk, where a clerk tells you to exit the lobby and make a left.
SEPT 2011 | Express
Finely written, carefully reported, and imaginatively conceived, Siddhartha Debs The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India (Faber and Faber, Inc.) is one of the outstanding nonfiction books of 2011.