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Pride and Prejudice Meets A High School Speech Team In Sayantani DasGupta's Modern Mashup: Debating Darcy

Sayantani DasGupta, writer
Sayantani DasGupta, writer

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Leela Bose plays to win.

A life-long speech competitor, Leela loves nothing more than crushing the competition, all while wearing a smile. But when she meets the incorrigible Firoze Darcy, a debater from an elitist private school, Leela can't stand him. Unfortunately, he'll be competing in the state league, so their paths are set to collide. This is writer Sayantani Dasgupta’s young adult debut, it’s called Debating Darcy. Sayantani is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed, Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series.

Tammy works at Bemidji State University's library, and she hosts "What We're Reading," a show about books and authors.