1.11: Vivek Tejuja - India's Biggest Book Blogger And Author Of A Memoir On Growing Up Gay In India
Find Out How He Wrote His Deeply Personal Memoir, The Books That Shaped Him and What’s His Writing Routine Like…
Author of So Now You Know: A Memoir of Growing Up Gay in India, Vivek Tejuja, opens up to us about his insecurities while writing his first book.
From worrying about society’s reaction to such a sensitive and personal subject to being critical of rejection in all aspects of life, he talks us through the struggles he faced as a writer. We talk about reactions, opinions and criticism. How did his family react to his book? What response did it receive? We also talk about dealing with online trolls. We also talk about society and taboo and identity.
On this episode, we take a closer look at media and its portrayal of LGBT stories, stereotypes and perspective. From literature to TV shows to pop culture, from Hollywood to Bollywood, we revisit popular entertainment to understand its inclusivity. We talk about Vivek’s reading habits, his favourite books, his writing inspirations.
'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.
Vivek Tejuja has worked with books at Flipkart and now at Verve magazine, and he writes regularly on books and the experience of reading, notably on his blog, The Hungry Reader. His debut book So Now You Know: A Memoir of Growing Up Gay in India was published by HarperCollins India in 2019.
You can get your copy of his book here: https://www.amazon.in/So-Now-You-Know-Growing/dp/935357269X
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