TIME Magazine lists Vikram Paralkar’s Night Theater as one of the “12 New Books You Should Read in January 2020“
Indie Next Great Reads
Night Theater by Vikram Paralkar featured in the “20 Indie Next Great Reads” in January 2020 by the American Booksellers Association.
WHYY NPR Radio Interview
Peter Crimmins of WHYY NPR’s “The Pulse” interviewed Vikram Paralkar about The Afflictions, a fictional encyclopedia of imaginary diseases.
“Eight SFF books to pick up this January 2020”. Swapna Krishna writes, “the surgeon [in Night Theater] will use the darkest tricks, and knowledge he can’t unlearn, in order to save [the dead].
The Week lists Night Theater as the first of “19 books to read in 2020.” Jeva Lange writes, “Having been compared to his idol Jorge Luis Borges in the past, there seems no better author than Paralkar to tackle the conundrum of limbo, and all the gory wonder it might entail.”
“15 Small Press Books To Kick Off Your 2020 Reading Season.” Wendy J. Fox writes, Night Theater “braids philosophy, magical realism, and the complicated facts of health care in the modern age into a compact and compelling story.”
Biblio Happy Hour Interview
“I love books that are written by professionals who have an established career in a completely different field who are able to write fantastic works of fiction that is informed by that experience,” says, Vanessa Diaz, associate editor at Book Riot, in her YouTube vlog.
Ellen Gray, for the Philadelphia Inquirer, asked Paralkar about “balancing medicine and writing, about growing up in Mumbai above his family’s hospital, and about his own views on the afterlife.”
Write Now Philly
“Tales of bringing the dead back to life Medicine meets magical realism in Night Theater, a novel by Vikram Paralkar, an oncologist and researcher at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.” Read interview by D. Patel.
Leslie A. Lindsay Interview
“Sharp, stunning, and surreal story of an isolated physician on the outskirts of town in which he must bring life back to the dead; morals and medicine and miracles in Vikram Paralkar’s Night Theater,” says Leslie A. Lindsay in the following interview.