Soniah Kamal is an exceptional Pakistani-American writer. She is the author of two novels, An Isolated Incident and Unmarriageable.
At what age did you know you wanted to become a writer?
Never wanted to be a writer.
What is your ‘if you don’t like this, you can’t be my friend’ book?
None- variety is the spice of life.
The last book you bought?
Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer.
What did you do with your first advance?
Stared at it in disbelief.
A book you wish you had written?
The next one I write.
Characters or Plot?
Both are the same for me.
Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
A cardamom- but it smelled so nice!
Favourite writing snack?
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native
What is your writing Kryptonite?
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
No, the inside counts always, but I do pick up based on cover.
If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?