Seems Kiran Desai is spent:
“Right now it’s just emptiness, so you wonder if you’ll have enough in you to fill it,” Desai said on Sunday at Sri Lanka’s first international literary festival in the historic southern port town of Galle.
“I don’t know if I can do it.”
“Writing this book. I drew so much on my family history and on growing up in India,” she added. “I’ve written about that now, so it’s just a new stage of what I’m doing. It certainly worries me. It takes time for a story, for a narrative to develop.”
“I hope I tap into something,” she said.