Tejas Desai has written articles, given many interviews and has been profiled about his two book series, The New Wei, his literary/artistic influences, his childhood in NYC, his work as a librarian, and his continuing worldwide travels.

Articles by Tejas Desai:

"Self-Publishing as a Means to My Own Literary Revolution" in Publishing Perspectives

"A Multicultural Writer's Dilemma" in Neworld Review

"America Lacks Multicultural Literature" in the Huffington Post

"Faulkner on the Subway" in Three Guys One Book

Interviews with Tejas Desai and Articles about Him:

"Flushing Author Pens Compelling Sequel After Life-Changing Pandemic Experience" in QNS

"Bestselling Author Tejas Desai Discusses his Latest Book The Dance Towards Death" in The Vistek

"The Brotherhood: Author Tejas Desai Completes his #1 Selling Trilogy" in The Wave

"Best-selling author Tejas Desai Talks The Dance Towards Death" in Digital Journal

"Delving into the Mystery that is Bestselling Novelist Tejas Desai" in California Herald

"Bestselling Novelist Tejas Desai Opens Up About His Thought Provoking Book The Brotherhood" in Buzzfeed

"Bestselling Novelist Tejas Desai Discusses The Brotherhood Chronicle Series" in the NYK Daily

"Bestselling Author Tejas Desai Discusses His Breakout Series, The Brotherhood Chronicle" in the London Post

"Going Deep with Bestselling Author Tejas Desai about His International Crime Series and More" in the LA Post-Examiner

"Chatting with Bestselling Author Tejas Desai about his Breakout Novel The Brotherhood" in The New York Journal

"Novelist Tejas Desai discusses his new thriller The Run and Hide" on QPTV with Gary Scudero

"Flushing Author's Mystery Book Series Keeps Readers Guessing" in the Queens Courier

"An American Duty" Truth to Power Show Interview on Radio Free Brooklyn with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

Fundraising Video Interview on The Brotherhood Chronicle by The New Wei

QPTV Interview with Gary Scudero on his Talents Unlimited Show: Part I Part II Part III

"Being American" Truth to Power Show Interview on Radio Free Brooklyn with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

Traveler's 411 Radio Interview with Stephanie Abrams (about 24 minutes in)

Behind the Words Radio Interview with Lori Hays of Authors on the Air

Total Education Network Radio Interview with the Total Tutor Neil Haley

Q&A with W3 Sidecar

Interview with a Queens Fiction Author with Matthew Allison

An Interview with Tejas Desai with Vault of Books (great interview, but currently offline)

An Interview with Tejas Desai by Generasian, NYU's Asian-American Magazine

The author has read his work and given talks at NYC venues such as KGB Bar, Guerrilla Lit Series, Sunday Salon, Oh Bernice! Reading Series, CUNY Turnstyle Reading Series, Jamaica Center Reading Series, the Queens Library and the Queens Book Festival. He has exhibited at Book Expo, AWP Conference, NYC Poetry Festival and the Brooklyn Book Festival. He delivered the lectures "Disseminating Multicultural Works Through Self-Publishing" at the NYLA Conference and "Revolutionizing Multicultural Literature" at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He will be delivering a lecture on The New Wei literary movement at the Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival. In addition, he spoke at his alma mater The Bronx High School of Science.

He is currently a Supervising Librarian at the Cambria Heights Community Library in NYC. He was formerly at the Corona Community Library where he ran the Symposium Book Club and oversaw various initiatives at one of the busiest community libraries in NYC. He also worked for many years at the Queens Central Library. His achievements and contributions to librarianship are detailed on his Linkedin Page. These include a Self-Publishing Resources Page he created, and a Writer's Workshop he taught for two years, culminating in the Queens Noir Author Event. He has created a wide range of programs including film series, fiction and poetry readings, e-publishing workshops, and much more, working with organizations such as Asian American Writers Workshop and Poet's House, among others. His programming ideology for ethnic communities has been published in the volume Connecting Cultures. His thesis for his MLS, "20th Century Novels: A Content Analysis" is available at Queens College's Rosenthal Library, as is the first draft of "The Brotherhood," which was his thesis for his MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

The author has dabbled in film as an actor, assistant director and production assistant. His IMDB profile is available here. In 2012, he directed an amateur book trailer for The Brotherhood, available on Youtube and Vimeo. He has also written detailed film screenplay treatments, including "The Descent of Tom Riddle" (2007), and a play called "Bequest" (2008). He won awards in college and high school for his short stories and poetry. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, CUNY-Queens College, and The Bronx High School of Science. He studied abroad at the University of Oxford.

Tejas Desai is a frequent worldwide traveler. This includes his Road Trip Across America in spring 2016, and his adventures throughout Europe and Asia. He documents these on his primary Facebook page and will eventually write a book about his journeys. He also uses Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Goodreads and Medium.

Upcoming Events:

Pandemic Book Reading-Good Americans by Tejas Desai, The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio and Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald on Friday May 8, 2020 at 6PM (Link Reading Password: 4gRYwJhg)
Online Reading of The Brotherhood Chronicle on Wednesday April 22, 2020 at 6PM (Link Reading Password: Dra5n8xj)
[Postponed] Featured Author at Show & Tell with Matt Waters, Monthly Reading Series in East Village, at Otto's Shruken Head, May 2, 2:30-3:45 PM
[Postponed] Novelist Tejas Desai Discusses The Brotherhood Chronicle at Kew Gardens Hills Library, Sunday April 5, 2020 @ 2:30PM
[Postponed] "The Run and Hide: A Thrill Ride of Storytelling and Music" Event with Author Tejas Desai and Musician Gregory Holt at Queens Central Library, Thursday March 17, 2020 @ 6:30PM
[Postponed] SE Asia Trip: February 2020: Follow Tejas Desai's adventures on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Goodreads
Featured Reader at the Risk of Discovery Series, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 @ 7PM @ Blue Cups in Woodside, Queens
Author Talk by Tejas Desai @ Windsor Park Library, Thursday January 16, 2020 @ 6:30PM
Meet the Author at St. John's University, Writing Center Lounge, Monday Dec. 2, 2019 @ 1:50PM
Forest Hills Library Reading September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Subcontinental Drift Open Mic Reading, September 11, 2019 @ 9PM
Indie Author Day at Central Library on October 20, 2018
Symposium Book Club at Corona Library
January 9, 2018: QPTV Interview with Gary Scudero on his Talents Unlimited Show