Here are some of the books I’ve either written or edited
Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean
eds. Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar & Anita Roy
A collection of feminist speculative fiction for YA readers.
Some things that teachers have said:
“There are stories to engage a wide spectrum of readers, the dream of any English teacher – from graphic stories to play scripts; re-worked fairy stories to moral tales that challenge the very fabric of our society… Murray and her team have achieved amazing results.”
“What a fantastic title, makes you want to grab it straight off the library shelf and start reading. It’s a wonderfully illustrated book, full of dark and quirky feminist short stories…”
“Some [stories] left me bereft, some gave me hope – how will you challenge your students to engage with each one? Some of the stories are collaborations between writers and illustrators, from Australia and India. Could your students collaborate and produce their own story? The back cover invites you to ‘plunge in and enjoy!’ I say, please do – and take your students with you.”
100 Events that Made Indian History: Memorable events that shaped Modern India
Part of Dorling Kindersley’s acclaimed ‘100 Events’ series, this attractive paperback book offers young readers a fascinating array of facts, stories, photos and illustrations covering the vast span of Indian history from early man to the present day.
Women Changing India
ed. Urvashi Butalia & Anita Roy
A lavishly produced hardback with slipcase, featuring photo essays by six Magnum photographers and accompanying text by some of India’s leading writers, including: Annie Zaidi & Martine Franck * Mukul Kesavan & Alex Webb * Amita Baviskar & Patrick Zachmann * Namrata Joshi & Alessandra Sanguinetti * Mitali Saran & Olivia Arthur * Tarun Tejpal & Raghu Rai
101 Indian Children’s Books We Love!
ed. Anita Roy & Samina Mishra
A handy directory of 101 of the best, and best-loved, children’s books published in India. Featuring 23 publisher, 60+ contributors, and information on many more than the 101 books listed, as well as essays on children’s literature in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and Malayalam. With listings, information about authors, illustrators, publishing houses and themes, the perfect starting guide for librarians, teachers, parents and bookstore folks.
Flying High: Amazing Women and their Success Stories
ed. Anita Roy
Inspiring and informative stories by 17 high-achieving women in fields that range from dentistry to aviation to fashion choreography to journalism.
21 Under 40: New Stories for a New Generation
ed. Anita Roy
A collection of short stories by young writers from the subcontinent, including: Annie Zaidi, Mridula Koshy, Aishwarya Subramanian, and many others…