Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Hari Kunzru Urges You To Kill Your Babies!

...and gives plenty of other neat advice for aspiring writers. He also talks about the process of writing and what got him interested in reading:
I don't remember *not* being interested in it, so I'd probably have to thank my parents. My grandfather was certainly interested in encouraging me. He gave me "Crime and Punishment" for my ninth birthday.
So there you have it. Want to cultivate a reading habit for your child? Start with the Russians!

I met Hari Kunzru last year and I remember him as a pretty nice guy (and he dispensed some advice for hopeful writers then too!).

I'm feeling a little guilty that I haven't actually read any of his books yet, though they've been on my TBR pile since I met him! I have however read his short story collection, Noise, which was pretty good albeit a spartan mix of sf and weird fantasy.

5 comments:

  1. I read Transmission. It's o-kay, a bit hard to read.

    Either because the copy I read had font so small and packed it feels like an overdose for the eye, or there's so much wit in his writing it feels like an overdose for the brain.

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  2. L's read it too and she said it was enjoyable. I'll get to it sooner or later. I'm just enjoying my current fantasy and sf phase for now. I've forgotten how fun sf can be!

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  3. Hi Teds, I've put up a post on why I find him too 'witty'.

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  4. i've read all the fiction he's published ... even the one that isn't out yet! (a bit change in direction)

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  5. I'll get it! ...if only to complete my collection :D

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