Kishan Ganatra

Krishan, 19

About Krishan,

What book do you wish everyone would read and why?

If there were one book I wish everyone would read, it would be Yuval Harari's Homo Deus, not only because it is well written, but due to its insightful nature. While the reader may not be able to become lost in their own world, they certainly will be able to understand our own world with far greater admiration. Harari exposes the potential of our future as a species, exploring not only science and technology, but also the intricate ethical discussions that apply respectively. Many novels are suited to a particular kind of audience; however, I believe that Homo Deus provides an inspirational and accessible read to all.

Who are your favourite authors?

- Harold Pinter

- J. R. R. Tolkien

- George R. R. Martin

Where is your favourite place to read?

My favourite place to read is usually in bed, wrapped up warm, with a cup of coffee beside me. I find it is best to be completely at ease when trying to immerse yourself into a book.

What do you love most about Nottingham?

There is a certain peacefulness that surrounds Nottingham, from the abundance of greenery to the familial atmosphere of the towns, it is always possible to appreciate the scenic nature of the city. I believe that this is reflected within its cultural heritage, providing the ability to truly capture the essence of a city of literature.

What career or industry do you hope to get into?

It is my wish to enter the journalism industry, or work as an editor more specifically, once having pursued my education in English further. I am looking forward to working closely with many more fantastic groups such as the Nottingham City of Literature, with the intention of achieving this goal.

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