I’m honored to be on Grazia for an interview. Read the excerpt below and check out the full interview on Grazia.
Farah Oomerbhoy author of the latest award winning novel ‘The Last of the Firedrakes’, also a part of Wattpad’s Collector’s Dream category, is all set to formally launch the book today at Le Mill Store, Colaba. She talks to Grazia about her ever-growing love for the world of fantasy and fiction and her road so far.
Grazia: Does the love for all things magical and fantasies stem from your childhood? Any significant memory growing up?
Farah Oomerbhoy: One of the first books I ever read was Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree series. Since then I was hooked and proceeded to devour anything fantastical that came my way. From the magical worlds of C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, to T. H. White’s A Once and Future King and Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Roald Dahl’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Diana Wynne Jones’ Magical Worlds, Lewis Caroll’s Wonderland books, Ursula le Guin’s Earthsea Quartet and J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan, have all in some way contributed towards my love for magical adventures and fantasy worlds inspiring me to write fantasy for young people.
Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness Quartet was very instrumental in the creation of my main character Aurora.