During this evening with New York Times Best Selling author
and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi, she discusses her bestselling
books, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.
In this interview, Alka will share her inspirations for her work,
how her mother’s life story has influenced her writing, and what it’s been like
working on creating a Netflix series based on her books, and will answer
questions from the audience.
Alka Joshi was born in India and immigrated to the US when
she was nine years old, and she published her debut novel, The Henna Artist,
at the age of 62. The Henna Artist transports readers back to 1950s
India and follows Lakshmi Shastri, a skilled henna artist and herbalist. While
working for Jaipur’s elite, Lakshmi hides an abusive marriage she ran away from
13 years earlier. Unfortunately, her husband finds her and appears with a
sister Lakshmi knew nothing about. Lakshmi’s well-thought-out future is
Registration is required. This is an SCLD Online Authors Series program.
To register, visit www.scld.org/authors-series.