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The Book Buzz is our Facebook page, where we discuss books and writing and chat with accomplished authors via postings and video interviews. It is a closed club, but you can join by contacting Glenda through the contact us button on the menu bar.

Our next Book Buzz special will be with ZP Dalar author of The Architecture of Loss February 24, 2018 at Noon, starting on the Book Buzz Page and moving to Zoom for a reading. Dr. Dala has agreed to be final judge for a bite-sized writing contest. Two winners will receive a copy  of the Architecture of Loss. And two participants in the Book Chat will also receive copies.  Please, email your entry of 100 words on what makes a family functional or dysfunctional to info@janesstories.org

ZP Dala (Zainab Priya) is a freelance writer, journalist, and psychologist. Her Debut novel What About Meera won the Minara Literary Awards in 2015 and was longlisted for the Sunday Times Literary Award, South Africa, and the Etisalat Prize, as well as being named one of the Top 10 African novels of 2015 by Afridisapora. Her short stories have won runner-up in Elle Magazine, Woman and Home Magazine and Marie Claire, South Africa, as well as being published in the Wagon Magazine, India.

Her second novel The Architecture of Loss (2017) is published by Pegasus Books New York, in the United States, and soon to be published in India and the subcontinent (2018) by Speaking Tiger Books. It has been named as one of the novels to look out for on the New York Public Libraries 2017 list. She has written opinion pieces for The New York Times, The Tribune and Post Newspapers (South Africa).

Priya also spearheaded the successful bid for the City of Durban to gain UNESCO City of Literature Status in 2017 and currently sits on the Board as a city liaison for the UNESCO City of Literature Durban, She is involved with literacy and community journalism projects under this banner.

She received an Honorary Fellowship in Writing from the International Writers at the University of Iowa (2016). She currently lives between Ames, Iowa and Durban, South Africa, and is working on a third novel.
Camille Dungy
Previous Book Chat authors:
Tricia Booker                         Connie May Fowler                      Camille Dungy