All you girls who just go gaga over SRK’s cute dimples its time you meet the new chocolate boy in town.
Known for his cute dimples and his quirky and heart wrenching love stories that have touched over millions of girls all over the country..Durjoy Datta is the shy author(boy) next door.
An engineer and MBA by profession he has already written 6 run away bestsellers in a span of 4 years. As a successful author he continued his journey by venturing into his own Publishing Company titled Grapevine India Publishers which has published over 20 books till date. Durjoy is also the recipient of Teachers Achievement Award 2012.
Charming..Witty..Versatile..Modest that’s how we describe Durjoy Datta..
Read more from his interview..
1. You have so many female fan who worship and adore you and go crazy with your writing..How do you handle all the fame & attention?
It’s very flattering and it’s really not that hard to handle. Obviously, I feel great about it and wish it would go on! But I make sure I don’t get too stuck with it and concentrate on the work in hand.
2. Do you think you are a better writer when you work in collaboration with another author..As most of your books have been co-authored by others.
I think it brings in a different perspective to the story. I might write something that doesn’t make sense, but since I write it, I win my arguments against common sense. When you have another author working in tandem, it’s becomes very hard to ignore details that might be important to the story. A co-author is a constant source of criticism and keeps me from running haywire.
3. Your New book ‘Someone Like you’ Comes out by the end of this year under Penguin Books India..Why the shift in publishing your book?
Grapevine India was set up after I had already signed up with Penguin for this book. So that’s the reason. But I may choose to associate myself with other publishing houses too. To broaden my experience as an author, to work with different organizations and other editors and to learn from them. It’s a decision I have to take as an author and not as a founder of a publishing house.
4. At 25 you have already written 6 books and have started your own publishing company. People at your age are still trying to figure out life and where they want to be..Your message to these budding young guns.
I never really had a timeline or an action plan to go by. I didn’t really decide that I have to have these many books published or start a publishing house. I just did what appealed to me the most and I am happy where it has taken me. My only message to others like me is to do what you most love. And if you do it well enough, other things will fall in place.
Now some Fun questions..
Your favorite Adventure holiday spot..
I think I enjoyed my stay in Budapest a lot. And I am an at-least-once-a-year-Goa person.
Your favorite romantic read.
It keeps on changing. The last romance novel that I read was “The Last Song” and I quite liked it. Even “One Summer” by David Baldacci is a good read.
Your current read..
I’m Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells.
When you’re not working your..
I am either out with friends, or well, reading a book!
Are you a typical Delhi boy..
Oh yes, most certainly. I love my parties, I love my food, I love working out, I love honking in traffic jams and involve myself in road rage incidents. All the good parts, as well as the bad ones.
Is to be surrounded with books, women, great food and sports!
A memorable feedback from your fans..
A few days back, a girl tattooed the name of a protagonist from my book on her back. So that’s was pretty flattering and overwhelming!
Things who look for in an ideal partner..
Should be smart, funny, and non-clingy! Shouldn’t care too much about what she’s wearing and where she is going. And good looks never hurt anybody.
Books By Durjoy (@ Rs 100)
Of Course I Love You! …Till I Find Someone Better!
Now That You’re Rich! …Lets Fall In Love!
She Broke Up, I Didn’t! …I Just Kissed Someone Else!
Ohh Yes, I Am Single! …And So Is My Girlfriend!
You Were My Crush! …Till You Said You Love Me!
If It’s Not Forever… It’s Not Love!
Till The Last Breath (Grapevine Publishers): September 2012
Someone Like You (Penguin India): December 2012
Signing off for now..
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Until Next Time Geeks