‘I Don't Have A Very Fixed Writing Schedule'
The Sunday Standard|June 28, 2020
‘I Don't Have A Very Fixed Writing Schedule'
Devapriya Roy is the author of three novels; the most recent one being Friends from College (2019), a version of which was serialised in The Telegraph from May 2018 to March 2019.
Bhumika Popli

In 2015, she co-wrote The Heat and Dust Project with her husband Saurav Jha – a travel-memoir based on their travels around India on a very tight budget. Then, she collaborated with artist Priya Kuriyan to create Indira (2018), the acclaimed graphic biography of Indira Gandhi. Excerpts:

What is your writing schedule?

When I am in the middle of a book, there are two parts to the process. One is actually writing the book and the other is when I am doing other things, but I am still in the novel’s universe in my head. When I do other chores, a part of my mind is inside the book.


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June 28, 2020