Interview with Romesh Ratnesar

January, 2010
Romesh Ratnesar

Questions About Books and Writing

SS: Who are your favorite authors?

RR: George Orwell Philip Roth Jhumpa Lahiri Michael Lewis Herman Melville Ian McEwan

SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

RR: Light in August by William Faulkner Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell Martyrs' Day, by Michael Kelly Moneyball, by Michael Lewis Lenin's Tomb, by David Remnick

SS: Is there a book you love to reread?

RR: Anything by Orwell

SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

RR: Read carefully

General Questions

SS: What is your birthdate?

RR: 6/11

SS: What were your previous occupations?

RR: I've been a journalist my whole adult life

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

RR: Being a foreign correspondent

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

RR: High School: The College Preparatory School, Oakland, CA. College: Stanford

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

RR: Keith Jarrett

SS: What is your favorite movie?

RR: "Michael Clayton"

SS: What is your favorite television show?

RR: SportsCenter

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