But who are the author’s favourite authors? Archer, who was in Mumbai recently, told CS that most fiction writers he likes reading are dead now.
“I love storytellers. Among Indians, I love R K Narayan. He was a great storyteller,” he said. And among the current crop of Indian storywriters, has he read anything?
“It’s my friends who recommend books to me all the time and at the moment, they’re not recommending any Indian authors.” Considering the number of Indian writers who’re making their presence felt in the literary world, that’s quite surprising!
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