Exclusive Interview with

V. S. Sury

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When did you start writing?

Around 2007

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What makes writing your passion?

The urge to write comes spontaneously. Did not bother to question it further.

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How long have you been writing?

From 2007, in English. Local, Indian regional language, small articles now and then during 1970 - 1980, and 2000- 2002

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

Happiness, naturally!

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

Probably, the choice was influenced by my private fantasies.

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

My living environment, where there is no freedom for choosing my own time to write and do research.

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

Thankfully, it has not visited me yet!

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

Persevere, persevere, persevere.

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

Boy, you are a stranger to me!

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Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

I read them. I do not mind the bad ones. Different folks, different strokes.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

Elation. For a short while. Yeah, I knew I deserved it!

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

Not yet. My personal life is quite normal, and in low key.

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

That guy, the bagus magus (bogus?) JESTUS, reincarnated as professor Bagdenborg ("Jestus on Rampage"- oops, sorry there). Based him on my rich , ripe fantasies.

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

Yes, if the author is relatively new and unknown.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

I am a totally reclusive guy. Writing is my medium of discharge.

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

Happy and thankful.

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

Many, many there are. But my first vote goes to Alexander Dumas because I started reading fiction at an impressionable age, through his Count of Monte Cristoe , Man in the Iron Mask, Black Tulip and of course, The Three Musketeers.

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

That is private, not connected with books. If you insist for the answer, I would say that to attain the final understanding of one's life and this creation, is The Goal. (Nothing else is worth the effort.)

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

No . Full stop.

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If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

Ludlum, Alistaire MacLean, Chase, Richard Condon , Saul Bellow - all combined!

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