Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.
There is absolutely no point in sitting down to write a book unless you feel that you must write that book, or else go mad, or die.
That’s Robertson Davies, quoted in an excellent feature on the difficulties of being a first-time novelist by Kate Kellaway, “That Difficult First Novel.”
Madness and death are immensely appealing. I think I need a frappe.
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