Today's featured author is...
Sushma Joshi is a writer and film-maker from Kathmandu, Nepal. She has a BA from Brown University, and a Masters in English Literature from Middlebury College. Her book End of the World was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award. Her short film The Escape was accepted to the Berlinale Talent's Campus in 2007. Her short story, After the Floods, will be published in the Stories for Sendai anthology.
You can find Sushma blogging at The Global and the Local (general blog), The Fiction of Truth, the Truth of Fiction (writing blog) and at Sansar Media (her film company's blog). She even has a Wikipedia entry!
What genres do you write?
Fiction, non-fiction, plays, cinema scripts.
What are you currently writing? Sum it up in 10 words or less.
A non-fiction book about Nepalis in Burma and Thailand.
What do you do when you're not writing?
I like to take long walks, explore, read old and new books, watch films, take photographs, think about the way the world is heading and how we could do better, chat with friends, meditate, travel.
What is your ultimate goal as a writer?
To write better and more thought-provoking books with each passing year.
How close are you to achieving this goal?
Not sure--I'm trying. Sometimes things loop back into a regressive mode--it's not always a linear progression. ;-)
What is the single most important piece of advice you can give a fellow writer?