Introduction of Anthony Mondal – Poet, Novelist and Actor
Name of book or project: A Burst of Sunshine
APN TV Media 65 – Interview with Anthony Mondal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRn_UHEXebo
Who will Fix it? Who will Mend? – A Poetry Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg358l1rh4I
Ask David: https://askdavid.com/books/5302
Electric Poetry: https://soundcloud.com/wyceradio/anthony-mondal
Steven Lawrence Hills Publicist Group – Featured Client: https://www.stevenlawrencehillsrpublicistgroup.com/anthony-mondal
Currently he is working on an existential novel tentatively titled “In Search Of…” and is looking for a publisher/agent for his completed Memoirs.
1) What was the first story you ever wrote and has it been published?
The first story I ever told (not wrote – and yes, it never got published!) was when I was about 6 to 7 years old, and I told my father and also my mother a beautiful story about a teenage boy and a girl and their adventures together, just before bedtime. My father listened very attentively and was impressed, and as a reward let me have a soccer ball of my choice. The story I told him and mum basically came from a composition of various movies and books – fused together, which I have seen and read so far.
2) What is your favourite part about being an Author?
I love being an Author/Writer…..this obsessive (mostly with words, the sound of words, meanings and ideas etc) compulsive, neurotic guy living in his Imagination! As real life disappoints and disillusions him so much. I also wish to add that while writing the words on paper….over time it has also transformed me, the writer himself, convincing him of the seminal importance of Arts & Humanities in our lives.
3) What is the hardest part of being an Author?
After writing for over two decades, since my BA from a prestigious US college (now known as university), and two published books later…..I am yet to find a literary agent and/or a mainstream book publisher for my body of work.
4) What was your favourite children’s book when you were a kid?
It was not just one book but many books. I liked Adventures of Tintin….The Phantom cartoon by Lee Falk….Robinson Crusoe….Fairytales based on prince/princesses….Enid Blyton….Hardy Boys and many other books, cartoons, a good story in print magazines (with or without pictures). In short it would not be too far-fetched to say that I was an avid reader, a bibliophile of some sort, without actually knowing the meaning of the word in my blissful boyhood days.
5) Have you ever travelled overseas as an Author?
No I have not…but I would love too! I have travelled quite a bit in New York & Michigan where I was based. I love travelling and meeting people from various backgrounds and countries!
6) What writing genre do you like to do the most?
I must admit, as a poet I love poetry and poems (specially mine!) but I also write song lyrics, articles and journals. Currently I am working on a novel.
7) What is your favourite way/time to read?
I love to read books both paperbacks and hard bound ones–printed words in a magazines etc etc. I have read Kindle version of books but having a book in my hand, head on the pillow lost in the writer’s world is unbeatable for me. I prefer reading in daytime more than when the sun dips below the horizon.
8) What books are you reading right now?
Currently I am reading Hunter S Thompson’s Kingdom Of Fear and New & Selected Poems Volume 2 by Mary Oliver.