• Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Literature

The Man Who Must Be Read: an interview with Salil Tripathi

The Man Who Must Be Read: an interview with Salil Tripathi

EDITOR’S NOTE This week's SLR is a special feature on journalist and writer Salil Tripathi whose first trip to Bangladesh in 1986 culminated into a book of 375 plus pages, 28 years later. His is a particularly pertinent literary journey to consider on this month. We also welcome Farah Ghuznavi's column, this month preparing...

Q&A WITH FARAH GHUZNAVI:

Q&A WITH FARAH GHUZNAVI:

QTN:  How should a young writer prepare himself/herself for the wider writing world? ANS:  This is a difficult question to answer. Not because a young writer shouldn't attempt to prepare herself or himself, or even because there is any lack of ways in which she can do so, but because no matter how much preparation is undertaken, the wider writing world can be a brutal place. The challenges it offers are, at times, tough for any writer - young or otherwise - to handle, but perhaps young writers in particular will need to develop an invisible set of armour to help them emerge in one piece! One of the key skills...

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