Category: books

Pre-order ‘End of the Rainbow’..

My first book, The Elopement, was about running off to Ireland to get married. Kind of. I didn’t mean to run off, and I didn’t mean to get married. Lots of things happen in the course of, well, youth. Next year marks the 20-year anniversary of the events in that book’s main story, and I […]

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20 Years

It’s going to be 20 years, next year, since the events of my first book, The Elopement. Which, surprising everyone (especially me), got some actual press and accolades the very week it was launched on the internet. I know that’s an unusual thing to happen, but in those days (eight years ago) I was in […]

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A new book | ‘Finnmark’

Something new today. Here’s how it got made. Three months in the north of Finland at an artist residency program that let me sit still, quietly and largely alone, led to a set of letters I never sent. Sometimes this happens. I got to reflect, write, and write. The characters allude to one of my […]

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A new book | ‘Nostalgia Cà Phê’

This book is the result of half a dozen trips to Việt Nam, and the conversations that emerged when I was, or wasn’t, looking, and the composite feeling of being-there, and being-there in those moments, of quality connection, deep feeling, and exchanges that came because we were all in the right mood for it. Sometimes […]

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Step a Little Closer

The title of this book is inspired by a series of very improvised, on-the-spot conversations with probably the most creative person I have met in the last decade. (The reason I can’t mention this person by name is because of a lot of things, including, well, let me skip all that, and say, mostly the […]

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Drifting into Rīga

 ‘Why Latvia?’ Me: ‘There was the Eurovision contest. Latvia was in it and I got curious….* That’s why. That’s why I wanted to come over here.’ [stares] ‘…’ ‘What? Why are you—‘ ‘That was like, a really really long time ago… my parents…’ [blushes] ‘For me, it wasn’t that long ago…’ *Wikipedia says, ‘Latvia won the […]

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The Dive

It’s been a little while since I wrote or talked about The Dive, published back in 2012. But in recent days I’ve met some people who might like to read my story, and so, I’m putting it back here, for them. Why I’m sharing this book again is because of two people I just met. […]

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Briefly in Sheffield

This story began in 1999. I went to Sheffield to finish it, in 2015. But I didn’t really get finished until I met the kind of people who reminded me, in a. flurry of accents, mostly, that there were things to go back to, things to express. More about Briefly:  see it in our store, here […]

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Kismuth Vol. I: Kanishka

THE FEELING is intriguing. Of seeing this project… completed. It took me thirty years, if I have to tell the truth, but somehow the sharing of this story through that platform that is not just the internet (because there is tons of room for sharing there) but that is a magazine, and not just any […]

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Breakfast in Cambodia (2016)

Breakfast in Cambodia is a true story of disconnecting from life in a rich, Western country for one year on ‘the road’ in south and southeast Asia. Of landing in Phnom Penh, and reinventing a sense of self. What solitude, time, distance and quiet space can teach us about our innermost selves is the heart […]

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Kismuth Vol II: The Elopement (2012)

Not available for purchase, The Elopement was Dipika Kohli’s first book.

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