VINAY KOLHATKAR

A writer in the Literary Thriller genre. Writes cinematic novels and screenplays, and non-fiction op-eds on human psychology.

Sun Sign

Leo

Three things people don’t know about you?

Love 80s music, loves cats, and complex drama.

What’s your greatest fear?

Dying before finishing my next novel.

What is your greatest achievement?

A Sharia London, a novel.

High point of your life?

Gaining my new career as a writer.

Low point of your life

Losing my previous career.

Which living person do you most admire?

Terry George, film director.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Hypatia, as portrayed in Agora.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Hannibal Lecter.

Who are your favorite authors?

Mario Puzo, Nathaniel Branden, Ayn Rand, Richard Bach, Jonathan Gottschall, Dale Carnegie, Thomas Harris.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

“I’m OK, You’re OK”, “The Romantic Manifesto”, “How to Raise Your Self-Esteem”, “The Storytelling Animal”, “The Dawn of Consciousness”.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Dawn of Consciousness.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Agora, Network,The Dark Knight, Belle, Grease.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Superintelligence.

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

Stayed true to his principles no matter what.

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?

USA Seventies for all.

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

Singing.

Which book you wish you had written ?

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

When and where do you write ?

At home. More at night.

Silence or music?

Silence easier.

One phrase that you use most often?

He/she shrugged.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Richard Laymon.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Read many good how-to-write well and dramatic structure books first.

Vinay Kolhatkar is based in Sydney, Australia. He has written screenplays for film and television, and has extensive experience in the world of high finance. He has a Masters degree in finance from UNSW. He studied creative writing at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. He later studied screenwriting at ScreenwritingU (Los Angeles), and at The Story Department (Sydney). He is a member of the Australian Writers Guild. This is his debut novel. After getting increasingly fed up with the inane banalities and rhetoric of political speeches, he decided to write a satirical thriller exposing such practices in a fictional setting, using his knowledge of story structure, dialogue subtext, and page-turning pace which he learnt from screenwriting. From a young age, he had a keen interest in American politics. For this novel, he supplemented his passion with extensive research into the conduct of presidential campaigns in America. The result is a purely fictional story with a deeply authentic ring to it- a story that provokes, educates, and entertains. You can get in touch with the author at vk2@optusnet.com.au- he welcomes interaction with his readers. He can also be contacted via LinkedIN, Facebook, or through the Facebook page of The Frankenstein Candidate, where visitors are welcome to start a discussion thread.

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