Tejas Desai has been featured in many publications and interviewed in them about The Brotherhood Chronicle, The Human Tragedy, The New Wei, his literary influences, his childhood in NYC, his work as a librarian, and his continuing worldwide travels.



Articles by Tejas Desai:

"External link opens in new tab or windowSelf-Publishing as a Means to My Own Literary Revolution" in Publishing Perspectives

"External link opens in new tab or windowA Multicultural Writer's Dilemma" in Neworld Review

"External link opens in new tab or windowAmerica Lacks Multicultural Literature" in the Huffington Post

"External link opens in new tab or windowFaulkner on the Subway" in Three Guys One Book


Features and Articles about Tejas Desai:

"External link opens in new tab or windowOut of the Box Programming: An Interview with Tejas Desai" in the NYLA Voice

"External link opens in new tab or windowOxford Alumni Authors Feature: January 2021 Edition" in University of Oxford North American Alumni Site

"External link opens in new tab or windowAlumnus Pursues Dual Career as Writer-Librarian" in QView

"External link opens in new tab or windowBestselling Author Tejas Desai on Success, Storytelling and Social Media" in Thrive Global

"External link opens in new tab or windowYou Just Have To Read This..." in Wesleyan News

"External link opens in new tab or windowAuthor Tejas Desai Opens Up About His Bestselling Book The Dance Towards Death" in USA Reformer

"External link opens in new tab or windowBestselling Author Tejas Desai Takes us Deep into the World of International Crime" in The American Reporter

"External link opens in new tab or windowFlushing Author Pens Compelling Sequel After Life-Changing Pandemic Experience" in QNS

"External link opens in new tab or windowBestselling Author Tejas Desai Discusses his Latest Book The Dance Towards Death" in The Vistek

"External link opens in new tab or windowThe Brotherhood: Author Tejas Desai Completes his #1 Selling Trilogy" in The Wave

"External link opens in new tab or windowBest-selling author Tejas Desai Talks The Dance Towards Death" in Digital Journal

"External link opens in new tab or windowDelving into the Mystery that is Bestselling Novelist Tejas Desai" in California Herald

"External link opens in new tab or windowBestselling Novelist Tejas Desai Opens Up About His Thought Provoking Book The Brotherhood" in Buzzfeed

"External link opens in new tab or windowBestselling Novelist Tejas Desai Discusses The Brotherhood Chronicle Series" in the NYK Daily

"External link opens in new tab or windowBestselling Author Tejas Desai Discusses His Breakout Series, The Brotherhood Chronicle" in the London Post

"External link opens in new tab or windowGoing Deep with Bestselling Author Tejas Desai about His International Crime Series and More" in the LA Post-Examiner

External link opens in new tab or window"Chatting with Bestselling Author Tejas Desai about his Breakout Novel The Brotherhood" in The New York Journal

External link opens in new tab or window"Novelist Tejas Desai discusses his new thriller The Run and Hide" on QPTV with Gary Scudero

External link opens in new tab or window"Flushing Author's Mystery Book Series Keeps Readers Guessing" in the Queens Courier

External link opens in new tab or window"An American Duty" Truth to Power Show Interview on Radio Free Brooklyn with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

External link opens in new tab or windowFundraising Video Interview on The Brotherhood Chronicle by The New Wei

QPTV Interview with Gary Scudero on his External link opens in new tab or windowTalents Unlimited Show: External link opens in new tab or windowPart I External link opens in new tab or windowPart II External link opens in new tab or windowPart III

External link opens in new tab or window"Being American" Truth to Power Show Interview on Radio Free Brooklyn with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

External link opens in new tab or windowTraveler's 411 Radio Interview with Stephanie Abrams (about 24 minutes in)

External link opens in new tab or windowBehind the Words Radio Interview with Lori Hays of Authors on the Air

External link opens in new tab or windowTotal Education Network Radio Interview with the Total Tutor Neil Haley

External link opens in new tab or windowQ&A with W3 Sidecar

External link opens in new tab or windowInterview with a Queens Fiction Author with Matthew Allison

External link opens in new tab or windowAn Interview with Tejas Desai with Vault of Books (great interview, but currently offline)

External link opens in new tab or windowAn 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 External link opens in new tab or windowLangston 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 External link opens in new tab or windowCorona Community Library where he ran the External link opens in new tab or windowSymposium 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 External link opens in new tab or windowLinkedin Page. These include a External link opens in new tab or windowSelf-Publishing Resources Page he created, and a Writer's Workshop he taught for two years, culminating in the External link opens in new tab or windowQueens 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 External link opens in new tab or windowConnecting 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 External link opens in new tab or windowhere. In 2012, he directed an amateur book trailer for The Brotherhood, available on External link opens in new tab or windowYoutube and External link opens in new tab or windowVimeo. 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 External link opens in new tab or windowFacebook page and will eventually write a book about his journeys. He also uses External link opens in new tab or windowTwitter, External link opens in new tab or windowInstagram, External link opens in new tab or windowLinkedin, External link opens in new tab or windowGoodreads and External link opens in new tab or windowMedium.


Upcoming Events:

Bronx Science Career Symposium--January 27, 2021
External link opens in new tab or windowPandemic 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)
External link opens in new tab or windowOnline 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 External link opens in new tab or windowOtto's Shruken Head, May 2, 2:30-3:45 PM
[Postponed] External link opens in new tab or windowNovelist 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 External link opens in new tab or windowFacebook, External link opens in new tab or windowInstagram, External link opens in new tab or windowTumblr and External link opens in new tab or windowGoodreads
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
External link opens in new tab or windowIndie 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 External link opens in new tab or windowTalents Unlimited Show