‘What does it mean to be a writer? A bad back, sleep deprivation, loneliness, moods, lack of money’: Mirza Waheed


FT’s Q&A with author Mirza Waheed

Mirza-WaheedWhat does it mean to be a writer?

A bad back, sleep deprivation, loneliness, moods, lack of money. An unmatched high when it’s going well. Ecstasy when a sentence, paragraph or chapter turns out the way you intended. Tears of joy when you see a book you’ve been toiling over for years inside a beautiful cover.

Mirza Waheed’s latest novel ‘The Book of Gold Leaves’ is published by Penguin

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