Anil Thakraney is a friend. We go back to 1987-88 when we both worked at Ogilvy advertising. Over the years we’ve kept in touch, and I watched him switch from advertising to journalism with ease. Recently, he surprised me by saying that he has written a book and it’ll be published soon. It was crime fiction, he said. NOT non-fiction, as I would have thought going by his experience in journalism. He seemed reluctant to talk about the book until it got into print.
It’s on his website now and I took the opportunity to pick his brains before the book hit the bookstores or was available online. He still isn’t talking much, but I hope this short Q&A between us will be enough to encourage you to go after Anil Thakraney and his debut novel An Invitation To Death.
First advertising; then journalism. Now you’re a novelist –…
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