"I discovered the writer in me all of a sudden" - Aditya Nighot


Aditya Nighot is also the author of the novel U n Me... It's Complicated!!! Which received positive reviews upon its release, inspiring him to come up with another novel. He is from Pune, Maharashtra and is pursuing MBBS course from a renowned college in Pune. He is fond of music and is also an avid reader. Being 19 years old and a student he feels that he can connect to the emotions of the youth and tries to express the same through his books. With the social messages in his books, his writing has proved to be a boon for the youths; thereby various radio stations invited the author for an interview.


Q. Characterize yourself in one word?

Star in the making!

Q. Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

It's about true love, friendship, crime, revenge, justice, and lust, emphasizing on a social message.

Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing (and getting published, if applicable) before breaking out with this book?

Having always attracted towards literature, I published my debut novel titled U n Me...It's Complicated!!! in 2015. It opened to positive responses and ever since then I have taken up writing seriously.

Q. What was the time frame for writing this book? Tell us an interesting detail or two, if applicable. For example, did you finish the first draft after one week?

In a Blink of an eye, started with a social incident that occurred in Delhi. It took me almost 2 years, right from finalizing the plot and building up the characters, then penning them down to finding a publisher and making it available to the readers.

Q. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in?

Connecting to the emotions of the readers and keeping my language simple so that even non-readers can easily understand the story and relate to the characters.

Q. Did you have a platform in place? On this topic, what are you doing to build a platform and gain readership?

I discovered the writer in me all of a sudden. I had never pre-planned anything. Being only 17 when I wrote my first book and had no platform, the experience is what teaching me everything. I just take the positive out of everything. I am growing day by day and for sure will reach the zenith some day. I think I can write well and that is what I have to concentrate upon. If it's good, I am eventually going to gain readers.

Q. Favorite novel?

Sherlock Homes (all volumes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Q. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?

The character Rohit in this book is no one else but a darker shade of me. Read the book to know more about it!

Q. What’s next?

I have completed my third novel and it's in the editing stage. I also aspire to find a producer for my book In a Blink of an Eye but it would be actually too early to comment upon. Hopefully, I find one!

Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?

SALISMANIA.com is doing a fantastic job by helping budding authors to get connected to new readers. I think you have a bright future, you know what the readers like and which author deserves attention.