Where are you from?
Tamil Nadu, India; Torrance, California.
Who are your favorite writers?
Fiction: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, David Mitchell, Scott Lynch, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Carver.
Nonfiction: Thomas Schelling, Richard Feynman.
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
On the writing of this book The Selfish Gene , Tipping Point, and Choice and Consequence
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Pulling espresso (lever machines), basketball (76ers),
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
“The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.”-Stolen from Stephen Wright.
What is your favorite quote?
"When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened." – Churchill
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Q. What inspired you to write your first book?
A. When I was an English major as an undergraduate I ran across the Fitzgerald quote that has stuck with me, “You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” I’m writing this book because I so very badly have something to say…
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