Monday, August 31, 2015
Thrity to do children’s book
Former BJ reporter Thrity Umrigar, a national sensation as the author of six novels and a memoir set in her native India, is branching out. She will be putting together a children’s picture book.
Let Thrity, who has been teaching creative writing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland since 2002, explain it:
“Friends, I am writing with some incredibly good news. I have just accepted an offer from a publisher for my very first children's picture book. I love kids and have wanted to write children's books for a long time, so I am very happy to be able to finally do so. My editor seems very excited, also. More news to come.”
Bombay native Thrity’s previous novels are “Bombay Time” (2002), “The Space Between Us” (2007), “If Today be Sweet” (2008), “The Weight of Heaven” (2010), “The World We Found” (2012) and “The Story Hour” (2014), and all set in the country of her birth, as was her memoir, “First Darling of the Morning” (2008).
Thrity began her reporting career with The Lorain Journal. Two years later, in 1987, she came to the BJ.
She left the Beacon to attend Harvard on a Nieman Fellowship, wrote “Bombay Time” and her author career took off.
Thrity left India at the age of 21 to attend Ohio State University.