Historical Writers Association https://historicalwriters.org/writer/vayu-naidu/


Vayu Naidu’s fiction is inspired by the unnoticed drama of daily events that challenge and change us. British History and Indian myth are milestones in her landscape. Dualities and paradox shape the characters while irony steers her narrative; the voice switches as easily from first to third person.

RSA - Dr. Vayu Naidu speaks on the impact of Storytelling in the art of Business during National Storytelling Week 2019

The Sari of Surya Vilas (Speaking Tiger: 2017) is about silenced histories - woven, told and sung. It is experienced through a family's secrets, set in colonial Madras and Norfolk.


She explores her next work at SOAS as Research Associate, https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff108978.php and as a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. She lives in London with her husband and does research in Chennai.


To order The Sari of Surya Vilas click below:

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– Affirmpress Australia

Sita’s Ascent (Penguin: 2013) was nominated for the Commonwealth Book Award. Startling and nuanced analysis of the complex relationships from the epic Ramayana (Girish Karnad). It humanises the divine. For a wider readership it was  ‘captivating and enthralling…extends Storytelling’ (Jim Crace). This was premiered at Jaipur Literature Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzaNRAl-PSc and at the Literature Festivals of LSE, and Cheltenham.

To order The Sita's Ascent click below:

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Writing Retreats– Mammallapuram – Chennai India   (28th December 2019 – 2nd January 2020. Book early.)

SHAPE SHIFTING: What we see and how we tell it:

Dr. Vayu Naidu's Residency on Storytelling, Fiction and Non-fiction with explorations into combining art forms.

Warm winter seaside Writing Retreat Transform your Novel and Storytelling Performance. Transform your Novel writing with destination and character by day, and Storytelling Performance by sunset.

Six nights B&B&L in Beachtown hotel, heritage sites & Arts Festivals. £775 pp inclusive, excluding airfare.

Tuition: Day sessions at The Write Place with Dr Vayu Naidu – Novelist & Storyteller, RLF Fellow.

Contact: vayu@vayunaidu.com

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