About Tony D’Souza (Cote D’Ivoire 2000–02, Madagascar 2002–03) author of Whiteman

Tony is one of four first-time novelist featured by Poet & Writers in the July/August 2006 issue of the magazine. In it Tony talks about how his mother, who was a PCV in India from 1966–69, suggested that he join the Peace Corps — “she said I’d have plenty of time to write in the Corps. Well, maybe in India, but not in my village. There were flies on my eyelashes, the paper stuck to my arm, and there were twenty-five kids at the door.” A year after he returned from Africa, Tony spent five months writing Whiteman. His agent sold it three week later to Harcourt.

Two weeks, Tony sold his second novel — also with a Peace Corps “hook” — and he will talk about it [and perhaps we can get him to read from this novel] when he appears at Candida’s.

Come early!