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Ankush Saikia

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Author of the Detective Arjun Arora series ("Dead Meat", 2015; "Remember Death", 2016; and "More Bodies Will Fall", 2018; all from Penguin Random House India), and also the noir thriller "The Girl from Nongrim Hills" (Penguin India, 2013), and the crime thriller "Red River, Blue Hills" (Westland Books, 2015). I've worked in journalism and publishing in New Delhi for over a decade. Currently based in Shillong and Tezpur in North East India.

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Ankush Saikia Hi Vaibhav, thanks for writing in. If you want to write a book, I expect you must have started writing in some form or the other. Keep writing,…moreHi Vaibhav, thanks for writing in. If you want to write a book, I expect you must have started writing in some form or the other. Keep writing, preferably every day, and try and write a couple of short stories. Then try and come up with an outline for a novel, the more detailed the better, and work on that. Read as much as you can, especially thrillers and crime novels to see how they do it. Above all try and understand Indian society--travel, talk to people, read non-fiction. Knowing the society you live in well is the starting point of writing good fiction. Hope this helps!(less)
Ankush Saikia sorry, saw this question only now! i guess because in my personal life my friends and most people i know are people who are fond of a drink. and of…moresorry, saw this question only now! i guess because in my personal life my friends and most people i know are people who are fond of a drink. and of course, people in the North East like their drinks, and as both Arjun Arora and Varun Mehta grew up here, I guess they picked that up. the protagonist of my noir thriller "The Girl from Nongrim Hills", a guitarist from Shillong, also drinks. I think the stress and pressure a character is under in a crime/noir/thriller novel also makes it plausible for them to drink to handle the tension.

the next Arjun Arora book is out later this year, and in it he's cut back on his drinking!(less)
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Author interview (plus an excerpt from my next novel Red River, Blue Hills) by Saswati Bora in The Boston Coffee House magazine.
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