Akhil Sharma

Literary Birthday – 22 July – Akhil Sharma

Happy Birthday, Akhil Sharma, born 22 July 1971.

Five Quotes

  1. I don’t really revise. I tend to rewrite.
  2. Novels should be judged rigorously. Either a book works or it doesn’t. The fact that something is true in the real world should not lend authority to it in fiction.
  3. Vanishing into books, I felt held.
  4. It is hard to create a first-person narrator that can be a child and yet is able to take in enough information for the narrative to be legible to the reader.
  5. Exposition suggests a great trust in the reader, and this expression of trust makes a book feel tender.

Akhil Sharma is an Indian-American author. His first novel An Obedient Father won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His second, Family Life, won the Folio Prize and International Dublin Literary Award.

Source for screenshot

by Amanda Patterson

Please click here for our Literary Birthday Calendar

Posted on: 22nd July 2017