Tejas Desai has written many articles and given several interviews 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:

"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:

"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 Corona Community Library in NYC where he currently runs the Symposium Book Club and is overseeing the implementation of various literary programs. 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 and Medium.


Upcoming Events:


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