The author has been sharing some information about his first children’s book on social media these days. “Coming soon with a Children’s book. Stay tuned,” he had tweeted on September 2, 2020. A few days later, on September 5, he had posted a picture speculated to be from the upcoming book with the caption, “Coming soon, coming soon. Naughty Asuras are coming soon. Stay tuned for funny Asura tales for kids.”
Coming soon, coming soon. Naughty Asuras are coming soon. Stay tuned for funny Asura tales for kids. pic.twitter.com/5rAjEMUmZF
— anand neelakantan ആനന്ദ് നീലകണ്ഠൻ (@itsanandneel) September 5, 2020
In his tweet on September 8, 2020, Neelakantan announced that his new children’s book is titled ‘The Very Extremely Most Naughty Asura Tales for Kids’ which will be published by Penguin India and it will be released this September. Talking about the book, he also shared, “It is a tale of magic, goblins, ghosts, Bhuta, preta etc. Folkish.” The book’s cover will be revealed on September 9.
Neelakantan had recently shared that the lockdown has been quite productive for him as he managed to write three to four manuscripts, including two children’s books! In an interview with Sonali Bendre Behl during the launch of ‘Çhaturanga’ at her book club, he had said, “The lockdown has allowed me to write a lot… I’m currently working on a screenplay of a Hindi film, the details of which will be announced soon. I’ve also written a talk series for an audiobook; two children’s books; and a book on ”Women of Ramayana’ which will be published by Westland Publishers… Meanwhile, book three of the Bahubali trilogy is also ready.”
Now, that’some exciting news for mytho-fiction readers!