Interview with Vikram Venkataraghavan

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Chennai, a city in the south of India, and later travelled to UK for studying. This novel is set in both these countries and my understanding these countries actually influenced me to write this novel
What's the story behind your latest book?
This novel is a comical alternate history in which India has successfully conquered the world in the past and spread it's culture across the world. Along with it's culture came it's chaos, confusion, religion, food and languages. India meanwhile has progressed steadily through the years and has become the most powerful nation in the world, a country that everyone wants to travel to
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm able to put all my thoughts to words. Writing has influenced me to organize my life, and also to organize my creativity in written form.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on clifi novel, set in India
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a digital sculptor, movie enthusiast. I love to spend time with my daughter and wife.
What is your writing process?
I first form a plot, and sketch it out in the form of a flowchart to see continuity and loose ends. Once I feel every possible angle is thought of, I write it into a story
How do you approach cover design?
I'm a designer myself. I believe the more references you see, the more powerful your creation will become. The same is true with any form of art.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I usually read on my Ipad
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I use goodreads a lot for book discovery
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
As for everyone, my reading experience started with comics. I remember reading superman comics as one of my earliest.
Published 2016-07-23.
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Books by This Author

The Yorkshire Biryani
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,870. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
The quintessential comical Indian tour de force. Imagine your hometown with a plethora of colours, having the most diverse people, a multitude of languages, religions, mindsets and gods. One word immediately pops up in our mind -“INDIA”. Now imagine the entire world like this –This is exactly what this novel delivers, topped with emotions and romance in a world with alternate history.