The Men Behind the Words
Rasipuram Krishnaswami Ayyar Narayanaswami is among the best known and most widely read indian novelists whom we also know as R.K Narayan. R. K. Narayan was born in Madras in october 1906 and educated there and at Maharajah's College in Mysore. He has lived in India ever since, apart from his travels. Most of his work, starting from his first novel Swami and friends (1935) is set in the fictional town of Malgudi which at the same time captures everything Indian while having a unique identity of its own. After having read only a few of his books it is difficult to shake off the feeling that you have vicariously lived in this town. Malgudi is perhaps the single most endearing "character" R. K. Narayan has ever created.
Narayan lived to the age of ninety-four, writing for more than fifty years, and publishing until he was eighty seven. He wrote fourteen novels, five volumes of short stories, a number of travelogues and collections of non-fiction, condensed versions of Indian epics in English.And has indeed given the world of writing his life and soul.
Suzanna Arundhati Roy was born in november 1961. she is an indian novelist,writer and activist. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel god of small things.
Arundhati Roy was born in Shillong, Meghalaya to a Keralite Syrian Christian mother, the women's rights activist Mary Roy, and a Bengali Hindu father, a tea planter by profession. She spent her childhood in Aymanam in Kerala, and went to school in Corpus Christi, Kottayam, followed by The Lawrence School, Lovedale in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. She then studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, where she met her first husband, architect Gerard DaCunha.
Arundhati Roy met her second husband, filmmaker Pradip Krishen, in 1984, and became involved in film-making under his influence. She played a village girl in the award-winning movie Massey Sahib.
She began writing her first novel, The God of Small Things in 1992, completing it in 1996. The book is semi-autobiographical and a major part captures her childhood experiences in Aymanam and every word seems as true as her very breath.
Dan Brown an American author of thriller fiction born in the year 1964.
Dan Brown was born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, the oldest of three children. His mother Constance (Connie) was a professional musician, playing organ at church. Brown's father Richard G. Brown was a prominent mathematics teacher, writing textbooks and teaching high school mathematics at Phillips Exeter Academy from 1968 until his retirement in 1997.
While in Los Angeles he joined the National Academy of Songwriters, and participated in many of its events. It was there that he met Blythe Newlon, a woman 12 years his senior, who was the Academy's Director of Artist Development. Though not officially part of her job, she took on the seemingly unusual task of helping to promote Brown's projects; she wrote press releases, set up promotional events, and put him in contact with individuals who could be helpful to his career. Brown and Blythe moved to his home town in New Hampshire in 1993. Brown became an English teacher at his alma mater Phillips Exeter, and gave Spanish classes to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Lincoln Akerman School, a small school for K–8th grade with about 250 students, in Hampton Falls.
In 1994, Brown released a CD entitled Angels & Demons
In 1996, Brown quit teaching to become a full-time writer. Digital Fortress was published in 1998. Blythe did much of the book's promotion, writing press releases, booking Brown on talk shows, and setting up press interviews. Brown's first three novels had little success, with fewer than 10,000 copies in each of their first printings; but the fourth novel, The Da Vinci Code, became a runaway bestseller, going to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list during its first week.
Sharon creech was born in the year 1945 and is an american author,born in South Euclid , Ohio
She is a winner of the Newbery Medal and the Newbery Honor which is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children. Some of her other books, Granny Torelli Makes Soup, published in 2003 and Ruby Holler, for which Creech received the 2002 Carnegie Award. She received a BA from Hiram College, and later, an MA from George Mason University. In 1979, she moved to England. She has two kids (Rob and Karin) and a husband named Lyle Riggs who is headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington.
Every year they would visit Quincy, Kentucky, which is where Bybanks came from, which appeared in Chasing Redbird, Bloomability, Walk Two Moons, and (by reference) The Wanderer. Her grandmother plays a part in Granny Torrelli Makes Soup. Besides being a writer, Sharon Creech has taught English and writing at high school and boarding school. She drew the setting of Bloomability from her experiences at Switzerland. Although spending time with her family is what she enjoys most, writing is second.