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Episode 90: Jaya Padmanabhan On Writing Displacement | The Grotto
Jaya Padmanabhan Jaya Padmanabhan entered boarding school when she was four, and has been a sales rep, a software engineer and now a fiction writer, journalist and editor. This week the Examiner columnist and author of the short-story collection Transactions of Belonging joins Larry and guest co-host Laurie Ann Doyle to trace her path, talk about how readers respond to “ambiguous” endings, a lifelong interest in displacement and belonging, her novel-in-progress … and toddy tappers. “Writing is a reflex action that comes out of reading, at least for me.” 7:12: Writing across a “broad spectrum” 13:12: “The epiphany,” and learning to write short stories 20:55: Her favorite stories, and how readers responded to “His Curls” 29:48: The roots of a lifelong interest in displacement and belonging 41:30: Entering the world of journalism 49:48: New projects, toddy tappers …