Features writer and novelist, Reshma Krishnan Barshikar is an erstwhile Investment Banker who, as she tells it, ‘fell down a rabbit hole and discovered a world outside a fluorescent cubicle.’ As a travel and features writer, she contributes to National Geographic Traveller, Mint Lounge, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia, The Sunday Guardian, SilverKris and The Hindu. She is also co-founder of the literary blog The Caterpillar Cafe. Fade Into Red, published by Random House was her debut novel and she has just finished her second, which she hopes will be out in 2017.
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
Twenty-something investment banker Ayra had always wanted to be an art historian till it occurred to her that art history couldn’t possibly support her penchant for beautiful shoes. One monsoon day, she’s sent to Rome on a last-minute assignation with a star client. What should have been a four-day trip turns into a two-week treasure hunt placing her bang in the middle of dodgy vintners and midnight deals, rolling Tuscan hills, and a millionaire playboy who’s out to taste more than just the wine.
The author: Reshma Krishnan