Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jeffrey Archer on his Indian love story

English author Lord Jeffrey Archer loves India with all of his heart, but knows he'll never write a broad sweeping novel set in the subcontinent.

"To write about India like that, I think you have to be here from day zero. You have to feel it. You have to be born here," he explained on Tuesday night, at the grand opening of the new Landmark bookstore at the Palladium Mall in Lower Parel, Mumbai.

He was also quick to acknowledge, with great humility, that India loves him back. Indeed, his book Kane and Abel remains a best-seller here, 30 years after its release.

But Archer also advised his Indian fans to explore their own rich literature, pointing to the works of Vikram Seth and RK Narayan.

Full report here Rediff

1 comment:

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