Megha Majumdar and Danielle Evans for A BURNING

Loyalty is super psyched to celebrate the paperback release of A Burning with Megha Majumdar and Danielle Evans! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice or you can order the book below to be added to the event's registration list. Donations will go to BLM DC. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event.


A National Book Award Longlist honoree and “gripping thriller with compassionate social commentary” (USA Today)

Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan's fall. Lovelyan irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humorhas the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything she holds dear.

Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A Burning is an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to riseto the middle class, to political power, to fame in the moviesand find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.


Megha Majumdar was born and raised in Kolkata, India. She moved to the United States to attend college at Harvard University, followed by graduate school in social anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She works as an editor at Catapult and lives in New York City. A Burning is her first book.


Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections The Office of Historical Collections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN America PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Paterson Prize, and a National Book Foundation "5 under 35" selection. Her stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories. She teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

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Event date: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
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A Burning: A Read with Jenna Pick By Megha Majumdar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593081259
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2021

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories By Danielle Evans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594487330
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self By Danielle Evans Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594485367
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2011