Nandana Dev Sen
Nandana Dev Sen
Children's Book Author

Not Yet!

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“My dear, it’s time for bed,” says Ma. But “Can a frog stand on its head?” wonders her little girl. Lost in a world where she must fly with birds in the sky, snuggle a whale, kiss the kangaroo, brush the bear… she has so much to do! Sleep? Not yet!

Playful rhymes and lovable pictures take us lilting through a child’s fantasy world and the cosy warmth of bedtime rituals.

This cheerful bilingual picture book is available in English with 8 Indian language combinations – English with Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali). The Bengali is translated by the author, Nandana Dev Sen.

Events

2019 Forthcoming Appearances

The Hindu Lit for Life Festival, Chennai: "Not Yet! Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing”, Sir Mutha Concert Hall, Chennai, India
January, 2019 (date TBC)

Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet, Bhubaneswar: "Not Yet! Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing”, Trident Hotel, Bhubaneswar, India
January, 2019 (date TBC)

Fairway Galle Literary Festival, Galle: “Not Yet! Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing”, Galle, Sri Lanka
January, 2019 (date TBC)

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet: “Not Yet! Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing”, Kolkata, India
January, 2019 (date TBC)

2018 Appearances

Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Kolkata, India
April 9, 2018

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing, Future Foundation School, Kolkata, India
January 12, 2018

 

Inaugural Session, Oxford Junior Literary Festival, 
Saint Paul's Cathedral School, Kolkata, India
January 11, 2018

 

2017 Appearances

Times Lit Fest, Mumbai. "The Mom & Pop Store: Nandana Sen in conversation with Sam Miller and Akhil Sharma". A discussion on the process of working with her mother's poetry and writing about the parent-child relationship.
Mehboob Studios, Bandra, India
December 16, 2017

 

Times Lit Fest, Mumbai: "Catcher in the Young: Nandana Sen and John Dougherty discuss the subliminal messages of children's books"
Mehboob Studios, Bandra, India
December 15, 2017

 

Bookaroo Children's Festival: "Not Yet!" Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Children's Park, New Delhi, India
November 25, 2017

 

Dhaka International Lit Fest, Dhaka: "Not Yet!" Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
November 17, 2017

 

Children's Day celebration with Apne Aap: "Not Yet!" Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Kolkata, India
November 14, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive Workshop and Play Session, Karuna Children's Home, Howrah, India
July 21, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive Workshop and Play Session
SOS Children's Village, Kolkata, India
July 17, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive Session and Author Reading, Sushila Birla Girls School, Kolkata, India
April 7, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive Workshop and Play Session, Shishu Mandira Children's Home, Bangalore, India
March 25, 2017

 

Kala Ghoda Festival: "Not Yet!" Book Launch and Author Signing, Kitab Khana Bookshop, Mumbai, India
February 11, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing, Hillspring School, Tardeo, Mumbai, India
February 10, 2017

 

Times Literature Festival, Banglore: "Not Yet!" Book Launch and Press Conference, Phoenix Market City, Bengaluru, India
February 4, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive Anniversary Celebration, Hippocampus Library, Bengaluru, India
February 4, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive School Session and Author Signing, Bangalore International School, Bengaluru, India
February 3, 2017

 

"Not Yet!" Interactive School Session and Author Signing, Klay Prep School, Bengaluru, India
February 3, 2017

 

Kolkata Children's Lit Meet: "Not Yet!" Book Launch and Interactive Storytelling, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, India
January 23, 2017

 

Jaipur Literary Festival, India: "Not Yet!" Book Launch and Interactive Storytelling,
January 21, 2017

 

Press and Interviews

Book Reviews - click here

 

 The Telegraph  April 22, 2017

The Telegraph

April 22, 2017

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I can't imagine my childhood without books: 
Actress, author and child-rights activist Nandana Sen, who is among the speakers at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017, talks to Guardian about her life and work. 

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 The Telegraph November 15, 2017

The Telegraph
November 15, 2017

https://www.telegraphindia.com/calcutta/for-the-children-of-the-children-by-the-children-186157

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Review: Read Diverse 2017

A classic bedtime picture book where the child and parent tussle for control. In this imaginative story in rhyme, all naughtiness has to end in niceness and it does. The story has also been translated into Bengali by the author herself, with a little help from her mother, the legendary poet Nabaneeta Dev Sen. It’s a great book to read aloud and children could of course even act it out – as long as they do get into bed with a little kiss – as weary parents would know. 

http://www.chitrasoundar.com/not-yet-readdiverse2017-review/

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February 7, 2017

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 Dhaka Tribune  November 1, 2017

Dhaka Tribune

November 1, 2017

 Mirrors, Windows, Doors  November 1, 2016

Mirrors, Windows, Doors

November 1, 2016

Video

Launch of the book at the Jaipur
Literarature Festival 2017

Book Reading Session, The Story Teller, Kolkata
August 2018