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Ruskin Bond - The Storyteller


“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”~ Willian H. Gass, an American novelist

Ruskin Bond is one such true alchemist. From his first The Illustrated Weekly of India-published short story My Calling to his latest set of eight new stories in his book titled Death Under The Deodars: The Adventures of Miss Ripley-Bean, he has churned out story after story over the last six decades, that have all been a magical read.

This storyteller has been through three generation of readers, and that’s one of the things that makes him absolutely stand out from today’s contemporary authors. In an interview with, Bond talks about his success, “I am a very personal writer. I write direct to the reader. I don’t hold back. The reader often feels s/he knows me and is participating in my life. It gives a sort of directness and intimacy which perhaps you don’t always get. I enjoy writing so maybe I convey that enjoyment.”

The greatest thing about this British-descent author is that he loves his readers as much as his readers love the storyteller in him. He has said, “Book readers are special people, and they will always turn to books as the ultimate pleasure. Those who do not read are the unfortunate ones. There’s nothing wrong with them; but they are missing out on one of life’s compensations and rewards,” appreciating the souls who read.

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