South Haven is shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.

 

South Haven is longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

 

Hirsh Sawhney publishes "The Diary of Rehan Malhotra", a story about race and police brutality, as an e-book with Juggernaut Books. 

 

Scroll.in publishes an extract from South Haven and asks, "Is this the novel that will break the Indian-immigrant-in-America mould?"

 

The Wire publishes an extended interview with Hirsh Sawhney to mark the publication of the Indian edition of South Haven.

Read Hirsh's essay "Liberalism on the Rocks", on Whiskey and Donald Trump in the TLS.

New Haven Magazine features South Haven in its Summer Beach Reads from Connecticut Writers issue. 

Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller speaks with Hirsh Sawhney about South Haven for MPR's "Take it to the Lake" Summer Reading Series.

The TLS  calls South Haven "vivid... pitch-perect....sensitive... and deeply moving" in their June 17, 2016 issue. 

Wasafiri Magazine features an extract from South Haven to celebrate the novel's UK release. 

Largehearted Boy features Hirsh Sawhney's playlist for South Haven in their Book Notes series. Click here to listen. 

Word Bookstore names South Haven a Staff Pick. Word called the novel "a great coming of age story" and a "sharp, sensitive comment on adolescence." 

To celebrate the release of South Haven, Akashic Books publishes Hirsh Sawhney's short story "A Bag for Nicholas" on  its website. Thanks to Joyce Carol Oates, who called the story "pitch perfect," for spreading the word

Bookslut calls South Haven a "sensitive, poignant, resonating novel". Click here to read the entire feature.

WPKN Bridgeport's Hazel Kahan talks with Hirsh Sawhney about South Haven, Delhi Noir, and transnational literature. 

 

Check out interviews with Hirsh Sawhney at WPKN Bridgeport's Radio Something with Valerie Richardson and at the Penman Review

Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent calls South Haven “terrific", "a powerful story" and "a universal look at the complexity of how people wrestle with guilt and blame amid tragic loss.” Click here to read and listen.

Library Journal selects South Haven as a Top Spring Indie Fiction pick and calls it a "luminous debut," one that "captures precisely the heartache of growing up." Read the full review here.