Category: Authors Speak

NAW Interview with Khushnuma Daruwala

After exciting childhood dreams that vacillated between astronomy, zoo keeping and diving with great white sharks, Khushnuma eventually settled for something a tad tamer-advertising. Six years ago, while on a sabbatical, she rediscovered her love for writing something more than…

NAW Interview with Kanishka Gupta

Kanishka Gupta is a literary agent, author and consultant. He is the founder of Writer’s Side, the largest literary agency and consultancy in South Asia. In less than seven years since forming Writer’s Side, he has represented more than 400…

NAW Interview with Mukul Deva

Mukul Deva completed his education from La Martiniere College, Lucknow, the National Defence Academy, Pune, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. Mukul was commissioned in the SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY of the Indian Army in 1981. After retirement, he opened the…

NAW Interview with Ajit Harisinghani

Ajit Harisinghani is a speech therapist by profession. ‘One Life To Ride’ chronicles his motorcycle ride in India. He has travelled overland across the USA, around the world on the hippie-train in the late 70s, and on a motorcycle from Pune…

NAW Interview With Indu Sundaresan

Indu Sundaresan was born and brought up in India, on Air Force bases around the country. Her father, a fighter pilot with the Indian Air Force, was also an avid storyteller—as was his father, Indu’s grandfather. She grew up on…

NAW Interview with Salil Desai

                    Salil Desai is an author and film maker based in Pune. The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen is his fourth book and the second one of the Inspector Saralkar Mystery Series.…

NAW Interview with Kirstin Zhang

Kirstin Zhang was raised in Cyprus and Papua New Guinea. Following studies at Keio University, Tokyo, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, she completed a MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. In 2005 she…

NAW Interview with Annika Milisic-Stanley

Annika Milisic-Stanley was born in 1975, grew up in Britain. After graduating from the School of Oriental and African Studies, she worked with humanitarian projects in Nepal, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, India, Burundi and Egypt as well as living in Tajikistan for…

NAW Interview with Siddhartha Gigoo

Siddhartha Gigoo is the author of two books of fiction,  Garden of Solitude (2011) and A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories (2015), which was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2015. His short story The Umbrella…

NAW Interview with Shobhan Bantwal

Shobhan Bantwal

Award-winning author Shobhan Bantwal calls her brand of fiction “Bollywood in a Book,” romantic, colorful, action-packed tales, rich with elements of Indian culture – stories that both entertain and educate. To date, she has six novels published by Kensington Books…

NAW Interview with Dheeraj Sinha

Dheeraj Sinha is the author of two books on Indian consumer market. His latest release is India Reloaded – Inside the Resurgent Indian Consumer Market published by Westland in India and Palgrave, internationally. His previous book, ‘Consumer India – Inside…

NAW Interview with Zac O’ Yeah

Zac O’Yeah is the author of the popular comic thriller Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan and Mr Majestic! The Tout of Bengaluru which is the first of the Hari Majestic crime and detective series. He has written twelve other…