Ep. 147: Deepa Varadarajan on Late Bloomers, Second Acts, and Persistence on the Publishing Journey

Today my guest is Deepa Varadarajan, author of Late Bloomers, a witty, big-hearted debut in which an Indian American family is turned upside down when the parents split up thirty-six years into their arranged marriage​.




“Equal parts funny and heartbreaking, Late Bloomers is a charming story about starting over, stumbling, and finding yourself at any age.”—Jennifer Close, author of Marrying the Ketchups


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About the Author:

Deepa Varadarajan lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. She is a legal academic and a graduate of Yale Law School. She grew up in Texas and received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her short fiction has appeared in The Georgia Review and Colorado Review, and her legal scholarship has appeared in The Yale Law Journal and many other publications. Late Bloomers is her first novel. Learn more: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/705450/late-bloomers-by-deepa-varadarajan/


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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