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Payal Kapadia

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Payal Kapadia’s “Wisha Wozzariter” won the Crossword Book Award 2013 for Best Children’s Book and is also on the “101 Indian Children’s Books We Love!” list. She is also the author of “Colonel Hathi Loses His Brigade” and “Puffin Lives: B.R. Ambedkar.”

Payal started her career as a journalist with Outlook Magazine in Mumbai and The Japan Times in Tokyo, after receiving a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, Chicago. But writing books was a childhood dream, and one day, it was not enough to dream of writing any more. With Wisha Wozzariter, the story of a 10-year old girl who wishes she was a writer,

So Payal wrote Wisha Wozzariter. And when Wisha stopped wishing and started writing, she did, too.

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Payal Kapadia I deal with writer's block by biting my nails off and pacing up and down. :) Of course, that doesn't help! Then I resort to long walks, long baths,…moreI deal with writer's block by biting my nails off and pacing up and down. :) Of course, that doesn't help! Then I resort to long walks, long baths, long reads of other books. Nothing helps writer's block like creative distance. When you find yourself stuck, it's possibly because you're immersed too deep in your work. It's very, very hard to do, but it helps to walk away from it all, for a little while. In my book 'Wisha Wozzariter,' a fable about the creative adventure of any wannabe writer, she faces a writer's block, too. (less)
Payal Kapadia There are many 'best things' about being a writer. Being able to create your own universe, with its own people, its own rules. Watching that universe…moreThere are many 'best things' about being a writer. Being able to create your own universe, with its own people, its own rules. Watching that universe develop a life of its own, independent of you. Playing with language, exploring how words sound, how they can shift shape and elude you. And being a master of your own time, of course. (less)
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Ferg Gottin has extraordinary skills but less- than ordinary parents. His mother searches for schools where she can ‘dump’ Ferg and forget about him and comes across Horrid High. Ferg has to manage and cope in his new school. A humorous story of a perfectly ghastly school! Everything is horrid here from Chef Gretta’s cooking to Master Mynus’ math class. The worst is Principal Perverse. However,...

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