K Vaishali

Writer and any-other-noun-that-supports-my-fiction.

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Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Count Vronsky in Anna Kareninaa

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Satan in Doctor Faustuss

Who are your favorite authors?

Nikolai Gogol, Leo Tolstoy, Jean-Paul Sartre, Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and William Faulkneer

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Sound and the Fury, No Exit, Anna Karenina, Notes From The Underground and Thee Metamorphosis

Is there a book you love to reread?

Notes From The Underground

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

8 and a half, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Ruling Class, Pierre Le Fouu and Scenes from a Marriage

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

India in the 20th century

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?


When and where do you write ?

Midnight on a comfortable chair

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

While it was normal for a person to..

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I start writing at midnight

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Don’t be deliberate

K Vaishali is an Indian author, born in Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. She grew up in Madras, went to school in Delhi, managed a cinema theatre in Bombay and worked for a social startup in Ahmedabad. Currently, she lives in Hyderabad, where she is doing her Masters in Communication from Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication.

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