#60Seconds with Anuradha Roy: I respond physically to the pain of a character in my book

Ten days after she won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her book Sleeping on Jupiter, Anuradha Roy speaks to us from the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.

The rich, emotive quality of her work has been remarked on repeatedly; her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, has been translated into 15 languages and ranks among World Literature Today's 60 Essential English Language Works of Modern Indian Literature.

That may sound like a mouthful, but Roy is fairly economical in her choice of words, even as she deals with complex emotions. She talks to us about the worth of empathy, especially while writing. Is it a gift or a curse? And must a writer always suffer when her characters do?

Video produced & edited by Andrew Clarance

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