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Friday 27 June: Italian edition of Empires of the Indus awarded the Premio Hemingway in the Reportage section, Udine, Italy.

Mon 3 March: Launch of the French edition of Leela's Book, Paris.

Wednesday 5 March: «Les Siddi, une communauté des descendants d’esclaves noirs au Pakistan», lecture at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. 6.30pm


Thursday 6 December: School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Alice Albinia in conversation with Victoria Schofield. 5.30pm

Tuesday 22 May: Launch of Leela's Book (Cuando los dioses escriben el libro del Destino) in Spain. Presentation to journalists and booksellers, in Madrid.

Wednesday 16 May: Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2012 Shortlist discussion. Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H OEB. 6.30 - 8pm

Thursday 9 February: Lecture on Empires of the Indus at the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College. 5.30pm

Friday 3 February: New York University Reading Series. Reading from and discussion of Leela's Book at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York. 5pm

Thursday 2 February: Asian American Writers' Workshop, New York, reading and Q&A. 110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues, Buzzer 600). 7pm


15 June: Seminar on Empires of the Indus at the Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford.

11 - 12 June: Etonnants Voyageurs, International festival of books and film, St Malo, France.

20 May: Reliance TimeOut, Bangalore. In conversation with Arshia Sattar. 6pm

17 May: Crossword, Kemps Corner, Bombay. In conversation with Parmesh Shahani. 7pm

Saturday 14 May: Quill And Canvas, Gurgaon. In conversation with William Dalrymple. 6.30pm

Thursday 12 May: Launch of Leela's Book, at the British Council Auditorium, Delhi. In conversation with Rana Dasgupta. 7pm

Monday 14 March: Royal Geographical Society lecture. 6.30pm

8 February: Les Empires de l'Indus published by Actes Sud, France


Tuesday 11 May: Book reading and discussion with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St, New York. 7 - 9pm

Sunday 9 May: Book talk and signing, Idlewild Books, 12 West 19th St, New York. 4pm

Monday 3 May: Book talk, slide show and reading, University of California, Berkeley, in Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conference Room). 5 - 6.30pm

Sunday 2 May: Book reading and discussion, Justice and Peace Center, 48 South 7th St. San Jose, California. 4 - 7pm


8 October: Launch of the South Asian Network, Royal Holloway, University of London. 5pm

24 September: The Pakistan Society, London. 6pm
16 September: Talk at Croydon Library. 3pm

27 August: Talk in Peppers Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival. 8pm

20 June: In conversation with the World Sindhi Congress, Friends' Meeting House, Manchester. 1pm

28 May: Talk at Ealing Library, London. 7pm

13 May: Talk at Asia House for the Festival of Asian Literature, London. 6.30pm

25 March: Talk at Brompton Library, London. 7pm

5 March: Talk at the Bath Literary Festival. 1pm

19 February: In conversation with David Loyn, Borders bookshop, Islington, London. 7pm

17 February: Launch of the paperback of Empires of the Indus at the Nehru Centre, London. 7pm

11 February: Talk at Brighton Waterstone's bookshop. 7pm

10 February: 'Love & History'. Daunt Books Chelsea, Fulham Road, London. 7pm

21-25 January: Jaipur literary festival, Rajasthan, India


10 December: Talk at Keynsham Library, UK

10 October: Book launch at Civil Junction, Islamabad, Pakistan. 6pm

8 October: Book launch at the Sindhi Language Authority, Hyderabad (next to the Sindh Museum). 12pm

7 October: Alice Albinia in conversation with Asif Farrukhi, The Second Floor, Karachi. 7pm

6 October: Book launch at the Clifton branch of Liberty Books. 7pm

27 September: Alice Albinia in conversation with Rana Dasgupta, Time Out Reliance store, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. 5.30pm

22 Sept: Alice Albinia in conversation with Tishani Doshi, Madras Book Club, Taj Connemara Hotel, Chennai, 6.30pm

20 Sept: Alice Albinia in conversation with Rustam Vania, Odyssey Bookstore, Bangalore

19 Sept: Author in conversation with Sujata Sen, Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata

17 Sept: Alice Albinia in conversation with Anil Dharker and Taran Khan, with readings by Ranjit Kapoor at Crossword, Kemps Corner, Mumbai

12 Sept: Launch of the Indian edition of Empires of the Indus at the British Council, New Delhi. Alice Albinia in conversation with Shuddhabrata Sengupta, 7.30pm

Alice Albinia is the award-winning author of two books, a work of non-fiction and a novel, which explore overlapping territory in Pakistan and India, Afghanistan and Tibet, in different ways. Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River, published in 2008, won six prizes in Britain, Pakistan, France and Italy. Leela's Book, published in 2011, was long-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.

Alice read English Literature at Cambridge University and South Asian history at SOAS. In between, she lived for two years in Delhi, working as an editor and journalist with the Centre for Science and Environment, Biblio: A Review of BooksOutlook Traveller and various other Indian newspapers and magazines. It was during this time that she had the idea to write her first two books.

To send an email to the author: leelasbook@gmail.com
Other enquiries: mail@wylieagency.co.uk


Road sign in Mohmand Agency

The winding road through Mohmand Agency
(on the way to the Nawa Pass)