Hello author, on behalf of all the readers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your book as well. This conversation will help reader to know more about you and your debut book.
Criticspace: Most welcome to Criticspcae, Author. We heartily congratulate you for being a published author. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers.
Author: Firstly thank you for having me here and thanks a lot for your good wishes. I’m Bikramjit Sen, a person who loves the lap of Mother Nature to the core. Nature has been special to me, it has taught me a lot through my personal life experiences. I am an introverted soul who likes to have his own personal time and space. Presently, I am a student of M.A. English in Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow after having graduated from the same university with English honours. My journey as an author started with Twenty Three: Collection of Short Stories, published by Notionpress publishing followed by two titles working with Evencipub Publishing, namely Potentially Divine Souls and Bouquet: A Collection of Poems. While being on this journey, I have also published research papers that are now available online on the website of The Literary Herald and by God’s immense grace I’ve received a few accolades for my contributions to Indian literature such as the Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award 2019 and the 100 Inspiring Authors Award being one amongst them. I’ve also been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by ARL Literary Awards 2018 for being shortlisted for Best Child Author. My publisher, Evencipub Publishing has also felicitated me with a certificate of appreciations for my valuable contributions to the literary world. I have also won the United by Ink Weekly Poetry Contest Award once for my poem “Childhood”.
Apart from my major titles as told earlier, I have two more contributing works also, one in Nano Tales 2 published by Author’s Ink Publications and the other in Colours of Life published by Evencipub Publishing.
Criticspace: That’s really great; please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author. When you actually started writing and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to write your debut book or was it your childhood hobby of writing?
Author: It can’t be said as my childhood hobby as such but the flair and love for writing, the seeds of writing was there in me since my early childhood and a whole lot credit for that goes to my grandfather late Shri.S.P.Sen without whose blessings, love, adroit guidance and support I would not have turned into whom I am today, not only as a writer and poet but also as a human being.
When I had started on with my creative writing journey, with little fables, essays, poems, few songs and short stories, which were my early creations, my grandfather always gave me inspiration and motivation to move on further with them in life with his pleasing remarks over them. His comments, his reviews were immensely valuable for me at that stage of my life and fruitfully worked for the betterment in my craft.
To be honest, my debut book was not a pre-planned project. The scenario was such that it was my annual semester break after my second year in graduation, in that I turned to writing a few short stories as my creative mind was unable to rest without showing its creativity. When I started penning down a some, as the flow was coming, I penned down a number of short stories, and when the number started to reach a good amount, the intention was to publish it in the form of a book and fortunately I had come across a self-publishing platform Notionpress across social media, which I thought could help me achieve the same. And that was the story behind my debut book, Twenty Three: Collection of short stories.
Criticspace: Please tell the reader something about your book. What is your message to those readers who have still not read the book? Why they should pick it up for reading?
Author: I would love if readers could go on serially with my books, reading in the order they have been written. Twenty Three: Collection of short stories, which is my debut book, and certainly the closest to my heart being so, comprising 23 short stories is honouring the lives of different people and ranges across different dimensions. It is a true empathizer, which can be read in any emotion, as there is a story for every emotion in Twenty Three. Whereas in my second title, which is a novelette, Potentially Divine Souls, we discover an enthralling journey of the Potentially Divine Souls and also unravel the mystery behind their existence. It also contains a potentially divine love story, a philosophical journey of a man and his beloved. And Bouquet: A Collection of Poems is really a bouquet of emotions you can feel and empathize to. It is a garden created by this insignificant gardener comprising different moods, philosophies and emotions on God, spirituality, society, nature and so on and so forth.
Criticspace: And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those new writers who have not yet started their journey of becoming an author? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Author: I’m glad if I have been so. Firstly, wholeheartedly thanks to all my readers for their love and immense support in my authorial journey. My only message to all the budding writers out there would be to express yourself freely, to write your heart out and always remember one thing at the back of the mind; some birds are quite difficult to be caged in one sitting. No matter whatever you write, not everyone is going to be happy with it and interpret it with positive terms, no matter whatever we do, we can’t make everyone happy, so one should keep up their sprits high and always remember what I recommended to remember.
Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you all good luck for your literature career.