13 January, 2020

Up Close & Personal with #Author Anand Neelakantan - @JaipurLitFest

Up Close & Personal is a series of interviews with Speakers at Jaipur Literature Festival 2020. As a preview to the big event, here are a few quick sets of warm up interviews. The main show begins on 23 Jan and runs till 27 Jan, 2020. I hope you're ready!

Anand Neelakantan is an author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker. He has authored five novels in English and one in Malayalam. His debut work Asura, The Tale of the Vanquished, is based on the Indian epics of Ramayana. His next book series was Ajaya: Roll of the Dice and Ajaya: Rise of Kali based on the Mahabharata. Neelakantan has also signed a three-book series deal with the producers of the blockbuster film Baahubali. The series is a prequel to the film with Netflix already acquiring the rights.

Up Close & Personal with Anand Neelakantan

What is the one question you are tired of answering?
How did you become a writer?

What is the one question you secretly wish people would ask you?
How much hard work is writing, publishing and getting into best seller book is and how talent has very less to do with it.

Tell us your favourite literary quote.
When the writer is ready, the story appears

Recommend just ONE book.

Do you think that Literary Festivals help encourage the love for reading and help lure more readers into the fold?
Not all literature fests do that. The carefully prepared ones do.

What are you looking forward to the most at JLF 2020?
To interact with the enthusiastic young reading crowd that is the specialty of Jaipur Literature Festival.

If you could invite any author (living or dead) to be on a panel with you for the fest, who would you choose and why?
Veda Vyasa. There is no one like him in the history of literature and there is no book like Mahabharata

What can we expect from you 2020?
The second book of Baahubali series, a horror thriller and a non -fiction book called Asura

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