“But Novelists Are Stubborn… They Refuse to Give Up”


Liked this quote from Amitav Ghosh’s acceptance speech while accepting the Dan David Prize:

“But novelists are stubborn: when young, they refused to give up novel-writing, despite the worried advice of their families. The more we were told to turn our backs, the more we wanted to see – and to speak – for ourselves.”

I for one know this to be true. I will keep writing novels irrespective of whether anyone publishes it or not. I could be the world’s most prolific unpublished novelist. Hehe. Even ignominy has its charm, doesn’t it?

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4 Responses to “But Novelists Are Stubborn… They Refuse to Give Up”

  1. ZB says:

    John, Write as if you never wanna publish it and then it will get published.my 2 bit. 😀

  2. RINZU RAJAN says:

    WOW UNCLE…ATHU KALAKIYALLO…!!!I LOVED THE DIALOGUES IN MALAYALAM…WOULD READ YOU OTHER POSTS AS AND WHEN TIME PERMITS…REGARDSRINZU SUSAN RAJAN

  3. John says:

    ZB, thanks.Rinzu, thanks. Valarey nandi. Please keep reading my blog.

  4. ms says:

    as george berkeley has stated, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" or as pope has written, "What's fame? A fancied life in others' breath," or "Like Roses that in Desarts bloom and die". soldier on, write.

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