Talking with Authors : Roshani Chokshi, The Bronzed Beast
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: Novelist Roshani Chokshi discusses “The Bronzed Beast,” her tale of aristocratic treasurer hunter Séverin and his team of societal outcasts making their way through the haunted waterways of Venice facing plague pits and deadly masquerades, unearthly songs, and the shining steps of a temple whose powers might offer divinity itself.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-198**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with a student activity that has them writing stories set in the thriller/mystery and/or fantasy genre. What insights do they gain from the authors and the discussion of the genre that they can use as they write their own stories?
  • Use the video in conjunction with a student activity that has them focusing on character development or plot development. What insights from the author can they use as they develop characters in their own stories?


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.