Author Article: Soham Mukherjee

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: I hold a Master’s degree in English literature from Presidency University, Kolkata. Currently, I am working as an assistant professor at an engineering college where I teach English for Business Communication. I am a huge Manchester United fan. I have been supporting the club for 15 years now.

Literature is my passion and I have every intention of making it my career – either academically or professionally.

There’s one other thing that I absolutely must mention; that is my girlfriend. She has been my absolute rock for the last 3 years and if it hadn’t been for her, this book would not exist.

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: I started writing when was 15 or 16. Back then it was mostly just shoddy over-emotional romantic poetry. And yes, of course there was a person involved. This was the first time I was in love. I began writing for her. After that didn’t quite work out, it was mostly sad poetry about life general. But I began to get better and stories began to form in my head. These stories then slowly began to flow into words and in this book you see only one fragment of the stories in my head.

About the person, once again, it’s my girlfriend. She believed in me, and my writing, and quite honestly goaded me into writing this book. It was also a pipe dream that I had been holding on to for a long time. A lot of people had asked me to write a book because they enjoyed my writing. The book definitely was a long time coming, but if she hadn’t pushed me into it, I probably wouldn’t have done it.

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: Well, my book, as the title might suggest, talk about the human desire for happiness. The stories are about change, about how we want to do certain things and things to happen in a certain way, but they don’t. This drives us mad. We become desperate for happiness. This leads us to do crazy things. We want to live outside of society. We want to be anywhere else but where we are now. It is these desires that I try to bring out in my stories.

To the people who have not yet read my book: here’s the thing, I don’t mind that you haven’t. I could give you a number of showbiz reasons why you should buy my book. But I’ll give you a very heartfelt and personal one. My stories are for the normal people. People who can dream big, but get very little. They are for everyone who has ever wished to be more than they are now.

No, I can’t give you the happiness you want nor the dreams you wish for, all I can do is tell you, through my book, that you are not alone.

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: To new writers, I know you’re terrified. That’s good. It means that this is very important to you. But mostly, and this might make sound like the teacher that I am, find time to read. Reading has helped me immensely in creating this amazing world in my head. It has made my imagination run wild. Forget your screens. Find good books, seek them out, read.

Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you all good luck for your literature career.

Thanks!

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