Sundance International longlisted Screenwriter ‘Sanchit Gupta’ selects his #bestreads2016

A brand management professional for 7 years, Sanchit Gupta is now an author and a screenwriter. His school and college days were spent doing theatre and preparing for debates and public speeches, something that he believes shaped his worldview as he grew up. The rigors of sales and marketing took him to several corners of India, and a wide exposure to cultures, societal structures, languages and human emotions seeped in his personality, and hence his writing. He believes the biggest gift for a writer is empathy, and his formative years and writing influences have shaped his biggest asset the most. 

Books that he loved reading in 2016 (not necessarily released in 2016) are:

  1. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (fiction)
  2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (fiction) 
  3. Simply Fly- A Deccan Odyssey by Captain Gopinath (non-fiction, autobiography)
  4. Confessions of a Thug by Philips Meadows Taylor (non-fiction, anthology)
  5. Pakistan on the brink by Ahmed Rashid (non-fiction, current events)

He is a slow reader, he admits, so he has read only a few more apart from the list!

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