Interview on the Arcx Podcast

Interview on the Arcx Podcast

Banner for the Arcx podcast, showing a portrait of me (Indra Das) in B&W, against an orange and blue background, with the the text 'Arcx from the Subverse' and 'Indra Das on the trouble of reconciling fluidity within ourselves'.

I did an interview on the Arcx podcast hosted by Dark ‘n’ Light magazine. In their words, Arcx is ‘a six episode mini-series, [in which’ Anjali Alappat talks to six South Asian sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction writers about literary inspiration, tracing their ideas from conception to execution. We’re peeling back the layers to retrace their steps and learn more about the media that influenced them, dissecting the stories they want to tell, and learning what fundamentally changed the way they see the world.’

Many thanks to Anjali and Dark ‘n’ Light for the engaging conversation! If you’d like to listen to the interview, please click here.

I’ll let Arcx host Anjali Alappat describe the episode:

‘In the season finale of Arcx, I talk to Indra Das, author, critic and editor.

Indra’s work crosses genres and creates intricate worlds. His writing is exploratory, fresh and fantastical. The Devourers, his debut novel, was published in 2015 to critical acclaim.

The same year, he was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Crawford Prize. And in 2017, he won the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Science Fiction, Fiction and Horror.

Indra’s short fiction has been featured in publications like Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine,, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine to name a few.

We discuss Stephen King, the power of sensory writing, Gods and immortality.’

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