Rejections shattered, strengthened and streamlined my writing: Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim

December 18, 2018

Rejections shattered, strengthened and streamlined my writing: Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Still recovering from the surprise of being named as the winner of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award (English) for his novel "The Blind Lady's Descendants" -- a long suicide note of a 26-year-old -- author Anees Salim has said that the initial rejections he faced from mainstream publishers were shattering; but they also went a long way in strengthening and streamlining his writing.

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