AUTHOR VISIT - Author Madhavi Johnson with her book DEMON ON FIRE & OTHER STORIES

Author Madhavi Johnson signed copies of her book DEMON ON FIRE & OTHER SHORT STORIES at Odyssey bookstore, Adyar, Chennai recently. 

From Bali to New York, Dakar to Dili, Mexico to Mumbai, stories in this collection portray endurance and celebrate ingenuity through vivid narratives and vibrant plots.

-A talented actor from Harlem in search of her roots and learns a lot more than she ever hoped for, while on a trip to Belize.

-A small-town dancer from Michigan braves challenges in New York City in a bid to establish her gender identity.

-A feisty schoolgirl from an Indian slum confronts demons that threaten to consume her.

-An aid worker in Timor-Leste seeks hope after decades of conflict and destruction.

-Stranded in a snowstorm in Amsterdam, a young woman is determined to reunite with her boyfriend on the other side of the Atlantic.

-A young Indian police constable cracks his first case through innovative contact tracing.


ABOUT Madhavi Johnson

Madhavi is an itinerant traveler, respectful of social interactions and cultures. Madhavi was born in Chennai, she spent her early years in New Delhi and Kitwe. She worked with UNICEF for almost two decades and lived in India, Indonesia, Namibia, Timor-Leste, and New York. She is deeply committed to social and gender justice, and uses her experiences in a variety of cultural and social contexts to write fiction and non-fiction. 

Madhavi lives in Melbourne, paints, writes and mentors young people from developing countries. 

Signed copies of her book are available at the store and online on

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