Interview with Hannan Tallat

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Lahore Pakistan but moved to England when i turned 16 to obtain a degree in Business and Management. I always had a passion for writing and one night when I could not sleep I had an idea of a story, it just popped into my mind and decided to note it down. After two months I completed the first half of the novel which I just published: A Far Cry From
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 22 when I couldn't sleep at night and all of a sudden this idea of story came to me which i just publsihed as an ebook.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I write because i let my words to the talking for me, this is the time when I feel confident and can achieve anything.
What do your fans mean to you?
EVERYTHING!.
I don't think of them as my fans but as my friends who read my work and advice me on how I can become a better writer so my fans(friends) are everything to me.
What are you working on next?
I just published my first novel online and currently I am working on the second part of it and soon I will publish it too
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Dickens is my all time favorite author and is followed by J K Rowling and John Green
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To write better for my readers, yes this what motivates me to get out of bed each day
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Usually I stay home and play games and sometimes I go out with my family for a meal. Most of the time my friedns come over and we go out and socialise
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are:
1. The shining by Stephen King
2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
3. Ulysses
4. Peer-e-Kamil (The perfect mentor) by Umera Ahmad
5. The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first novel which I just published was my first ever story and I am very excited about it.
Describe your desk
My desk is quite simple actually, It has one notepad and a pen attached to it(i lose my pens all the time so I attached to the notepad) one laptop and working lamp
Published 2015-02-11.
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