Richard Crasta grew up in the archconservative, coastal, fish-loving South Indian town of Mangalore shepherded by nuns and Jesuits, surviving (barely) with enough wool to tell his tale, which keeps growing new tails -- hence the endless task of writing it down. Crasta's books encompass fiction, memoir, essays, cultural and political critiques, zany humor, and hit-or-miss satire, and have been variously and not very accurately alleged to be "exuberant," "courageous," "hilarious," "anti-Catholic," "boldly going where no Indian writer has gone before," and "very funny" (the last of these by Kurt Vonnegut who--the author hopes--wasn't kidding). Richard has been interviewed or written about in the New York Times, the Independent (UK), and on BBC, Indian national television, and elsewhere.
Richard has two novels and two other books in progress, and is also a freelance book editor. He can be reached at at email@example.com . Please visit his website, http://www.richardcrasta.com or http://www.richardcrasta.com/links for further information.