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Past Events, Interviews, and Press



Conversation with Rajiv Mohabir, hosted by Charis Books & More, August 4, 2022


Grief, Memory, and Wonder: Conversation with Linda Rui Feng and Jackie Polzin, hosted by 1455 Summer Fest, July 15, 2022


Conversation with Tom Lin, hosted by Bel Canto Books, July 14, 2022


Conversation with Dr. Anu Taranath, hosted by University Bookstore, June 22, 2022


Conversation with Elia Einhorn, hosted by Northshire Books, June 14, 2022


Conversation with Ranjani Murali, hosted by the Indo American Arts Council 2021 Literary Festival, December 9, 2021


Excerpt of Conversation with Celeste Kaufman, hosted by the Center for Fiction, November 2021 (read full interview transcript)


Conversation with Alexia Arthurs, hosted by George Mason University's Fall 2021 Visiting Writers Series, November 18, 2021 


From Manuscript to Marketplace: A Conversation with Priyanka Champaneri, Agent Leigh Feldman, and Editor and Marketing Director Nathan Rostron, hosted by The Author's Guild, November 9, 2021


Conversation with Téa Obreht, hosted by Third Place Books, July 8, 2021


Book Launch for Rajiv Mohabir's debut memoir Antiman, hosted by Unabridged Bookstore, June 24, 2021


IG TV Conversation with Christine Chitnis, May 26, 2021


The Thoughtful Bro with Mark Cecil, hosted by A Mighty Blaze, May 18, 2021


Authors in Conversation with Jane Roper and Marie Myung-Ok Lee, hosted by A Mighty Blaze, May 6, 2021


Conversation with Lisa Carey hosted by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and Longfellow Books, April 22, 2021


Tiffin Talks Interview: Conversation with Kaveree Bamzai, April 8, 2021


The Metamorphosis of a Story with Ranjani Murali, April 14, 2021


Craft Chat with Zach Powers hosted by The Writer's Center, April 8, 2021


Conversation with Ilana Masad hosted by Old Town Books, April 1, 2021


Conversation with Marjan Kamali hosted by the Asian American Writers' Workshop, March 11, 2021


Conversation with Sita Bhaskar hosted by Mysuru Literary Forum, March 3, 2021


Book Launch with Grace Talusan hosted by Greenlight Bookstore, February 23, 2021


Podcasts and Radio


A Mighty Blaze Podcast with Trisha Blanchet Presents "The Thoughtful Bro: Conversation with Mark Cecil and Priyanka Champaneri"


Greenlight Books Presents The Quarantine Sessions: "Conversation with Grace Talusan and Priyanka Champaneri"


Desi Books Podcast: Ep. 26 #DesiCraftChat with Jenny Bhatt


AAWW Radio: "'The City of Good Death' with Priyanka Champaneri and Marjan Kamali"


Lit Hub and First Draft: A Conversation on Writing: "Priyanka Champaneri and Setting as the Genesis of her Novel"




The Author's Guild Member Spotlight: The Writing Life with Priyanka Champaneri


The Center for Fiction: "An Interview with Priyanka Champaneri, 2021 First Novel Prize Finalist for The City of Good Death"


George Mason University: "Mason Alum Returns as Visiting Writer"


LibraryThing: "An Interview with Priyanka Champaneri"


LA Review of Books: "Can Literature Teach Us How to Die? A Conversation Between Ilan Stavans and Priyanka Champaneri"


George Mason University Alumni Association: "Prize-winning Debut Has Origins at Mason"


First Post: "In The City of Good Death, author Priyanka Champaneri weaves a layered story around a death hostel in Varanasi"


The Telegraph: "Candid Chat with Author Priyanka Champaneri"

Lit Hub and First Draft: A Conversation on Writing: "Priyanka Champaneri and Setting as the Genesis of her Novel"

Platform Magazine: "An Interview with the Author of 'The City of Good Death'"


Chicago Review of Books interview: "Focusing on the Story in 'The City of Good Death'"


Poets & Writers article: "A Prize for New Immigrant Writing"