David of A Fevers of the Mind’s quick interview on me. He made me look really impressive, haha. Thank you for reading.
with Shobana Gomes:
Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?
My growing years were filled with reading and writing little notes in my diaries. I kept a journal recording daily routines and timetables. Whenever something triggered my mind, I would write it down and recollect those moments at a later stage. I often wrote what I envisioned for the future as a guide.
My first influences were storybooks by Enid Blyton, Mills & Boons, Agatha Christie, Emily Dickinson, a set of encyclopedias that introduced me to Hans Christian Andersen and his incredible stories, and Louisa May Alcott’s, Little Women. I loved to read stories that pulled heartstrings and was full of suspense and drama.
Then when we studied literature in school, I learned about Shakespeare, and his way of writing intrigued me. Romeo and Juliet was the first book that I read and studied, a masterwork that…
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