Priya Dabak

The Dew Eagle, fiction, Issue 28, September 1, 2014


Birthdate? September 3, 1992
 
When did you start writing? Having always had stories brewing in my mind, it is only natural that I eventually put pen to paper. I might have been about twelve when I scribbled my first proper story, but never quite mustered the courage to share it! 
 
What themes do you like to write about? Fiction is my way of exploring the strange, uncharted areas of the mind. I am happiest trying to make sense of the incredible, no matter what the genre. 
 
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? I’m an eclectic reader, but the writer in me looks up to A.S. Byatt, whose rich prose and effortless blending of reality and fantasy never fail to awe me. Other writers I look to for inspiration are Stephen King, for his true to life characters, Neil Gaiman, for his vivid imagination and Ray Bradbury, whose passion for writing is infectious! 
 
Biography    
Priya lives in Pune, India and is a BA student, majoring in English. She is passionate about languages and freelances as a German teacher. Apart from writing, she loves cats, coffee, daydreaming and doodling. She blogs about books at peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.in