Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation presents A Novel Afternoon with Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist, on Saturday, December 5 at 2pm. This event will be held online on Zoom. Tickets are $25 - proceeds will benefit the Monterey Public Library. Please register in advance here.
Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, Alka Joshi has lived in the U.S. since the age of nine. She graduated from Stanford University and worked in the fields of advertising and PR before starting her own marketing consultancy. In 2011, she obtained her MFA in Creative Writing from the California College of Arts in San Francisco. The Henna Artist is her first novel.
Mira Books will release the sequel to The Henna Artist - The Secret Keeper of Jaipur - in July, 2021. Alka is currently working on the third book in the trilogy, which Mira Books will publish in 2022. She is also serving as an Executive Producer on the upcoming TV series of The Henna Artist in development by Miramax TV.