Interview with Romesh RatnesarJanuary, 2010
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
SS: What is your birthdate?
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?
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