July 24, 2021

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Interview: Cyrus Mistry

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Cyrus Mistry tells Time Out why he can now devote his time to writing without fretting about odd jobs: TimeOut Delhi

Cyrus_MISTRYCyrus Mistry – not to be confused with the chairman of the Tata Group with the same name – made headlines this year for being awarded $50,000 for his second novel, Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer, at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The DSC prize for South Asian literature is a generous sum of money, especially for a writer from this part of the world, where writing books is almost unanimously considered an abysmal career option. It has not only catapulted this reticent and soft-spoken author, playwright and scriptwriter to fame, but it has also ensured that Mistry can commit to writing full-time.

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