Adhirath Sethi is a former management consultant based out of Bengaluru. His newly released debut novel The Debt Collector’s Due follows the adventures of a debt collector after his run in with a mob boss.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
How did I end up here?
A book you could read over and over again.
Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying by John Cleese, Graham Chapman.
Who are your favourite writers?
PG Wodehouse, Somerset Maugham, R K Narayan.
Who is your favourite hero/heroine of fiction?
Walter White from the TV
series Breaking Bad.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Yudhishthira… in that I think I have a gambling problem.... but I bet I can shake it off easily!
What fictional city would you like to live in?
A clean Bengaluru.
What is your most treasured possession?
My non-receeding (for now) hairline….
One thing that you would like to change about the world.
Rapists and cancer would compete for a top spot on things that simply need to go.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write and write and write, but then read up about marketing because the book’s going
nowhere without that.
What is your motto?
It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ’n’ roll.