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Priya Parmar’s novel draws from detailed research and a bit of Kauai

  • NAOMI NICHOLSON

    Priya Parmar: The author used her childhood summers on Kauai as some inspiration for her book

  • “Vanessa and Her Sister,” by Priya Parmar

It’s hard enough to have a crazy sibling: What if she’s a genius, too? Priya Parmar’s biographical novel “Vanessa and Her Sister” explores this conundrum through the fictionalized letters and diary entries of painter Vanessa Bell, elder sister of writer Virginia Woolf, interspersed with other imagined correspondences from siblings and friends. Read more

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