Author soundbyte of the week

“I was lying in a pool of blood. I could see it because I was lying face down. I thought I was going to drown in my own blood,” Gregory David Roberts [author of Shantaram] says, smiling. “Then I thought it was wonderful material! Only if I survived.”
Notice the absence of the terms “writerly” and “limned”? Now ask me why Shantaram was one of my favourite books in 2004.





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