Late Night Lit

Seth Meyers interviewed author and S&S/Atria Books editor Rakesh Satyal during the latest episode of his informal Late Night literary salon. The two discussed Satyal’s second novel, No One Can Pronounce My Name (Macmillan/Picador; Macmillan Audio; OverDrive Sample).

Meyers calls it “a funny, uplifting book” and Satyal says it was important to him to focus on that rather than the vein of sadness that runs through many immigrant novels. Comedy and levity, he says, is how we save ourselves. He keeps Meyers laughing with stories of his childhood and his mother’s obsession with Barbie dolls.

The novel was featured on several spring book lists including those by The Washington Post and BuzzFeed. The Millions picked it as a Most Anticipated book of the year as well as for their May Preview.

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