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Q & A: Geetanjali Shree
In the Business Standard Sandeep Kumar has a Q & A with the author, in Future of Hindi literature set to prosper: Booker winner Geetanjali Shree.
Among her responses:
You have been writing for more than three decades. Can a Hindi writer make a living only by writing ? Are writers financially better off today ?
My plain answer is ‘No’. I cannot detect any improvement in the financial condition of Hindi writers. The same is more or less true for writers in other Indian languages.
See also my reviews of her Tomb of Sand and The Empty Space.
(Updated - 19 September): See now also Rohan Datta's Q & A with the translator of the International Booker-winning novel at My Kolkata, Trust and a sense of shared purpose behind success: Daisy Rockwell on ‘Tomb of Sand’.