Shubham Pandey

Thinker, tailor, artist, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.

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What’s your greatest fear?

To die unknown.

What is your greatest achievement?

My short films.

High point of your life?

Having been recognized as an artist.

Which living person do you most admire?

Roger Waters.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Josef K (The Trial).

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Napoleon (Animal Farm).

Who are your favorite authors?

Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Ernest Hemmingway, Poe, Jane Austen.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Trial, Animal Farm, 1984, The Old Man At Sea, Of Mice And Men.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Animal Farm.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Godfather, Barton Fink, Solaris, Anomalisa, No Smoking.

One Superpower you wish you had?


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

This man is probably dead.

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?

Italy during the Renaissance, USA during the Current Wars, India during the Vedic Ages, UK when Pink Floyd was recording Dark Side Of The Moon.

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

Basketball, I cannot play at all.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Malgudi Days.

When and where do you write ?

Whenever I get an idea, wherever I get any medium to write. I’ve been known to write on napkins in a restaurant if I get an idea.

Silence or music?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

The worst thing you ever write is better than the best thing you don’t write.

"Shubham Pandey is a fifteen-year-old boy, who is presently studying in 10th grade of The Bishop’s School, Camp, Pune, India.

Shubham is an avid reader and had also shown an interest in writing at an early age. He started writing short stories when he was in the second grade.

When he was in the sixth grade, he had a dream sequence, which inspired this novel.

He started writing this novel when he was eleven-years-old and completed it in about five months’ time. He titled it “The Book of James Carrom”.

Besides this, he is also a playwright, chess player, and musician.

He has many plots in his mind, which he has already penned down and shall be completing in the near future.

Due to the nature of his father’s job (an army-man), he has seen various parts of the nation till date, and uses the landscape of these places in descriptions regularly.

His hobbies are playing the guitar and writing (stories and music).

His list of ‘favourite authors’ is a really long list including, but not limited to: Jules Verne, HG Wells, Charles Dickens, Jack London, RL Stevenson, Alexander Dumas, William Shakespeare, RK Narayan, Roald Dahl, JK Rowling, Rick Riordan et cetera, and he names them as inspirations for his writing style.

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