Shreen Vaid


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Three things people don’t know about you?

My greatest achievement yet… Saudade: Road to Requiem

Who are your favorite authors?

Khushwant Singh, Kiran Desai, Kazuo Ishiguro, Khalid Hosseini (I just noticed a pattern with K)

Is there a book you love to reread?

I’ve read Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo Lodge more than a dozen times over the last six months. Before that, it was Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf. This answer keeps changing, but has always been a Non-Fiction title.

One Superpower you wish you had?


Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

She talked too loudly, laughed too openly and loved too passionately.

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

I’d become a linguist with fluency in at least 10 languages.

Which book you wish you had written ?

I wish I’d written both Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

When and where do you write ?

Anytime and anywhere.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

I’ve a feeling…

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Instagram bloggers.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Follow your instincts with passion.

SHREEN VAID, born in Jaipur, spent much of her childhood living and travelling across the length and breadth of India with her family. At thirteen, she went to study at Woodstock school, located in the Himalayan foothills. She then went on to the University of Manchester to study International Relations and Politics. These experiences transformed her understanding and appreciation of the differences in beliefs and cultures among her peers, inculcating the lifelong belief that diversity is the cornerstone of learning. This, her first novel, is based on the truths and tragedies inherent in our multiculturalism.

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