Events & Appearances

Horrid High at The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

The Horrid High Survivor Challenge: Payal Kapadia’s sequel to her immensely popular book Horrid High is Horrid High: Back to School . Moving beyond the regular sit-down reading session, Kapadia has crafted a series of 11 horrid hurdles for 8–12 teams. She promises oodles of sweaty fun at the very least. 11am-1pm, 14 February. Ages 9+

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival – UAE, 2014

Date: April 19, 2014, 7 PM
Venue: Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah Expo center, UAE

Join me for a discussion on Folklore in the Age of the Internet at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which will be held between April 15th and 25th, 2014. Please help spread the word!

Citation by the Jury for the Crossword Book Award 2013 for Children’s Writing

Payal’s book is imaginative, creative and witty. It is one of those uncommon books that work at multiple levels. Unfolding as it does at a captivating pace, it weaves in sentences and references that open up myriad worlds of books and ideas. It is a book that a young reader can enjoy for its wackiness and inventiveness, and constantly return to over the years, growing old with it. Not only is it technically sound but above all it is a good, enjoyable read.