Penguin Random House India announces the acquisition of a rollicking tell-all from the journalist who’s seen it all – Vir Sanghvi. This deeply personal, candid account of his life will be published in the spring of 2021 under the Viking imprint of Penguin Random House India.
From Bollywood intrigues and behind-the-scenes political tensions to encounters with some of the most iconic personalities in recent Indian history, this memoir offers an unforgettable take on one of the most eventful careers in Indian journalism. Vir Sanghvi’s interests as a journalist have ranged from politics to food, wine to music. Studded with unforgettable memories and extraordinary experiences, this book is a delicious read.
Commenting on his upcoming book, Vir Sanghvi says, ‘It’s a book that’s more about the times that I lived in than it is about me. It’s about the people I met, the things I saw and the stories I can only tell now.’
Meru Gokhale, Publisher- Penguin Press at Penguin Random House India, says, ‘Vir Sanghvi is a fascinating person with the memory of an elephant. He misses nothing. Now it’s time for him to tell his own story, of the people he met, the places he went to, and what he saw. It’s a memoir that could easily be mistaken for a high-octane thriller.’
About the Author:
Vir Sanghvi is a veteran journalist who was the editor of Hindustan Times from 1999 to 2004, he before being promoted to editorial director, a post he held till 2007, after which he continued at the paper as a columnist. His television career has included several award-winning shows on the Star TV network, NDTV, Discovery and other channels. His weekly political show Virtuosity on CNN-News18 is one of the channel’s top-rated programmes. He has a parallel career as India’s leading food and travel writer.