Daily Archives September 9, 2008

Interview with Author Shobhan Bantwal

Mini Bio for Shobhan Bantwal:

I was born and raised in India and came to the U.S. as a young arranged-marriage bride 34 years ago. I have embraced American culture and the U.S. has been my home all my adult life. Arranged marriage is an exotic and odd concept for most Americans, but in my culture it is the norm. Most marriages like mine are happy and satisfying. My late-in-life writing career has somehow made me appreciate my marriage and my family more than ever.

It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living. Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?

Shobhan Bantwal: I wish I could afford to write full-time, but economically it is not an option at this time in my life...

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