OF BRIDGES AMONG US
Of the new crop of Indian writers Neeru Iyer is perhaps the most promising. She makes a statement of her power and skill as a writer in Of Bridges Among Us, her debut collection of short stories. The world of her stories is inhabited by interesting characters, big-city professionals, young wannabes, writers, artists, suspicious housewives, rapists, small-town traders, Indians discovering a new life in the US, and those who have defied the familiar parameters – lesbians announcing their preferences to the world, porn actors weighed down by family values.
Going by the praises she has already received for this book, Neeru Iyer has clearly raised expectations. “Interesting tales dealing with sensitive relationships; lucidly told,” says Justice Leila Seth. Sunetra Gupta, an Akademi Award winning author, says, “Some very compelling voices of women are to be heard in this collection of stories.”
Raised in Chennai, Neeru Iyer lives in Pittsburgh, United States.