Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tejas Desai ’03 is featured in a Q&A for the Vault of Books, highlighting his new novel, The Brotherhood, inspired by “the different ideologies inherent in Hinduism and Buddhism,” and his new publishing/literary venture, The New Wei.
“Tejas Desai was born in NYC in the early 1980s to Indian immigrants. He attended Wesleyan University, the University of Oxford and Queens College.
“After working at the Jed Mattes Literary Agency, which represented clients such as Bill Bryson, Leonard Nimoy and Greg Louganis, he left the publishing industry and became a librarian in Queens so he could interact with a diverse range of society. He graduated from the Queens College MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation in 2009.
“His first novel The Brotherhood is now available as an ebook on Amazon.com. A video trailer which he wrote, produced and directed is on Youtube and Vimeo and the official website features photos, character descriptions and much more. He has established The New Wei, an e-publisher and literary movement dedicated to publishing and promoting his own works and those of other prolific, provocative narrative artists who are determined to create oeuvres. …
“1. Out of all professions, why writing?
“It’s my passion. I’ve been writing fiction since I was 8 years old. Around middle school I would come home from school and write novels about bullies and gangsters.…”
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