April 04, 2010

Roadrunner: Interview in the Hindu

Today (Sunday April 4) the Hindu carries an interview Ronita Torcato did with me over email, regarding my book Roadrunner. Please take a look.

The original interview was much longer. If you'd like to read it, it's appended below. If you'd rather not read it, it's still appended below.

Postscript Apr 9At Ronita's request, I've removed the full interview from this post. I'm travelling, so more about this and other posts when I return to Bombay on Monday 12th.


R. said...

When asked to describe your day, kindly do not be so painfully truthful! One must talk about one's days being filled with literary debates, meditation, philosophy and of course saving the odd damsel from the odd distress.

Dilip D'Souza said...

Rabin, I did consider all that. Unfortunately said damsel was present and whacked me hard enough to cause some odd distress.

Jai_Choorakkot said...

IIRC there was (among much else) a reading list recommended in the post here. Not to be found on the Hindu page. Could you please post that list again?


Dilip D'Souza said...

Sorry, overlooked responding to previous, about the books I mentioned in my longer interview with Ronita Torcato. Here are those lines from the interview:

John Krakauer, "Into the Wild": a stunning combination of painstaking, hard-nosed journalism and passion. If I can one day write something like Krakauer does, I'd be proud of myself.

P Sainath, "Everybody Loves a Good Drought". Sainath is adept at finding ways to make his subject -- the Indians India tends to forget -- come alive for his readers. And yet his writing is based on data and reality, in every sense.

John McEnroe, "Serious". McEnroe's autobiography is an example of what every autobiography should be, I believe. Above all it's an introspection, an examination of himself. He comes across as an intelligent and sensitive man, sometimes tortured, but always true to himself. Writing should be like that.