Here’s how Ruskin Bond charmed all at Jaipur Literature Festival


Bond who was in conversation with Ravi Singh, Founder, Speaking Tiger, an independant publishing house spoke about how he borrowed from his own life for many of his earliest books: IE

ruskin_bondWith an easy poise, schoolboy hair, a gentle demeanour, a smiling bespectacled face and a familiar wit in place, prolific author Ruskin Bond charmed audiences at the Jaipur Literature Festival with anecdotes from his past and the shaping of his literary career.

A big crowd, including a large number of schoolchildren, who thronged the grounds of Diggi Palace, the venue of JLF, heard in rapt silence as Bond spoke about how he borrowed from his own life for many of his earliest books.

Bond was in conversation with Ravi Singh, Founder, Speaking Tiger, an independant publishing house.

“A lot of my earlier stories are actual experiences, characters, experiences and situations, which I then turned into fictional narratives.

“In order to tell a good story, you have to manipulate, and this is how learning continues in order to be a good writer,” the 81-year-old writer said.

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