RICH INTERVIEWS: Sukanya Basu Mallik Writer/Author “Shards of Ink”
Sukanya Basu Mallik, is an alumnus of Auxilium Convent school, that loves to write poems and short-stories. She was a creative writer for many popular journals and magazines in India like The Telegraph in Schools, Indian Sahitya Academy bimonthly, Reader’s Digest & The Teenager Today. She is a co-author of 7 anthologies till date including an anthology of “30 best stories” by Future publishers and distributors, Kolkata & ‘divérsé-city youth anthology (Austin International Poetry Festival ). She’s also looking forward to publishing her debut by the end of this year
First Comics News: Why do you love to write?
Sukanya Basu Mallik: Well… it’s like asking, “Why do you live?”. Writing is natural to me. People often ask me how I write, or what I exactly try to convey through my poems, but the truth is, there is something … that makes me write, that makes those words flow through my fingertips. I don’t really put in any extra effort. It just happens
1st: What genre stories do you write for The Pen Man’s Diary Publishers?
Sukanya: It was a sort of moral fiction. It revolves around the themes of promise, faith & parental love.
1st: In “Shards of Ink” who is the main character and what are they like?
Sukanya: The father, he is separated from his child & leaves no stone unturned to keep up the promise he made unto his khokon
1st: Why will people enjoy reading “Shards of Ink”?
Sukanya: It is a collection of stories from different writers and that makes if diverse. Eclecticism is much admired by the modern generation.
1st: Will you do more writing for The Pen Man’s Diary Publishers?
Sukanya: That depends upon their future projects & mine too.
1st: Which piece that you have written is the most emotional for you?
Sukanya: I wrote a poem named “Turning of the fortune wheel” while I was suffering from some ambiguous disease last year. It was already 3 months of pain & the byproduct of disgust. “Taws the final year, of my high school and I was kind of devastated. I just wanted things to get better. That’s it!
1st: What did you contribute to “Dream Catchers: New Beginnings Vol. 1”?
Sukanya: It was a poem named “I dream to touch the sky one day”. I simply wrote down my thoughts based on the theme & it got selected.
1st: What was the most important thing you learned at Auxilium Convent School?
Sukanya: English! Creative writing in English is probably the only thing I do that I am proud about & that wouldn’t be possible without Auxilium. Also, A.C.B. owes the credits for all the hidden messages that I incorporate within my moral fiction pieces. The moral science classes at the lovely missionary school greatly influenced my personality.
1st: You are skilled in computer animation will you pursue this as a career at all?
Sukanya: You never know what life has in store. I could totally shift over from a creative writer to an animation or content writer. And if I don’t, I can still use my limited web designing skills for blogging and maintaining my own website.
1st: What did you write to win the Youth Anthology contest?
Sukanya: “Turning of the fortune wheel”
1st: What is Fame Compendium?
Sukanya: It’s an online global community for creative people. The community promotes writing, art & photography as of now.
1st: What is life like in India?
Sukanya: Interesting, but I definitely want to become a resident of the UK or US sometime soon.
1st: What are your career goals for your future?
Sukanya: I surely want to become a full-time writer, with a major influence in the industry. Seems too much aye? But then that’s my dream & I’m dreaming the hardest (with my eyes open!)
1st: What would you like to say to those who have read your work and enjoyed it?
Sukanya: I love reading your feedback, it might take some time if you text me on social media, filling up the contact form through my website can expedite this process though. I also receive a good number of emails from my dear juniors & followers asking me to critic their work, I actually do that! I know how it feels during the initial stages, always ready to help, just fill in the contact form or drop me an email at email@example.com.And do not forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to remain updated.