Partridge India Author| Sukanya Sengupta, Beyond The Passage of Time Pt 2
Partridge India returns with Sukanya Sengupta, author of Beyond The Passage of Time.
Which influences have inspired you, with regard to your writing style and your book itself?
I have always read a lot and naturally attended a lot of book events including literary fests and book launches, which gave me an opportunity to meet many renowned authors.
My deep conversations with them, following them closely and reading the books of my favourite authors helped me a lot. Also, I looked up various websites on google that gave a theoritical perspective to writing, which helped.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers about your book?
There’s a lot that’s being said nowadays about the difference between a literary fiction and a commercial fiction. I would say there can be only two bifurcations about fiction – one it’s liked and second, it’s not. I request my readers to read the book with an open mind, without any inhibitions and just soak in it.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
No, it is a single story and I would rather write a short story collection next.
Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?
I wish to have some shelf space for the copies of my book in the prominent bookstores so that visibility is more.
Beyond this, I’m putting social media to good use.
What was your favourite part of your publishing experience?
Submitting the manuscript and getting my corrections done. It was so hassle free and enriching. Seeing my work getting the form of a galley proof from being a simple word document was really fascinating.
What did you think of your Partridge experience?
Partridge is one of the biggest publishers in this segment. Naturally, it is very professional.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
I am nobody to give advices. However, if I must, my only advice is – if you wish to be a writer, write. Just keep on writing till you feel all the juice in your brain has dried up and you have nothing left to pour out and you’ll see by the end of it all, you have already become a successful author.