Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links or advertisements below are affiliate links or advertisements, meaning, at no additional cost to you. We will earn a commission, if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you 🙂

Writing for me is the simplest and greatest pleasure in the world. How to be a Writer is peppered with nuggets of practical advice for every person who is aspiring to write and be published, all told in Ruskin Bond’s characteristic understated, tongue-in-cheek, humorous style. So, what is it that a person requires the most to become a writer? A love of books, of language, of life, an observant eye and a good memory along with enthusiasm, optimism and persistence. This book is an exclusive glimpse into the writing credo of Ruskin Bond, an author who has had an incredibly successful writing career spanning over seventy years.

About the Author
Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children’s authors and a top novelist.

He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have established him as one of the best-loved and most admired chroniclers of contemporary India.

In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, “Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra”, by the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters in India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to children’s literature.

He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie.

GREG RAKOZY ANDREA PIACQUADIO

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like
Read More

The Great Gatsby

Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the…
Read More

The Martian

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s…
Read More

Reservoir 13

Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family’s loss. Midwinter in the early years…
Read More

Chaos

Chaos, a book by James Gleick, is a best seller that first introduced the concept and early development…
Read More

The Little Prince

One of the most published and translated books in the world, The Little Prince fascinates the reader with…
Read More

The Magic

We all fail to realize the purpose of our life. We do live and fulfil most of our…
Read More

Biocentrism

How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe Robert Lanza is…
Read More

The Blue Umbrella

The umbrella was like a flower, a great blue flower that had sprung up on the dry brown…
Read More

The Diary of My Love

Anushkaa is young, dynamic and deeply passionate, with her goals clearly set out. Fresh out of college, she…