A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with San Lin Tun

with San Lin Tun:

Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?

San Lin: I started writing in 2000 and I switched to write in English in 2008 after I have attended a literary class in my native town, Yangon formerly known as Rangoon.

Q2: Who are your biggest influences today?

San Lin: I really like V.S Naipaul, Paul Theroux, Pico Iyer, Pablo Neruda, George Orwell, etc.

Q3: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

San Lin: When I was in my middle school, I met a private English tuition teacher who became my inspiration to become a writer who writes in English.

Q4: Who has helped you most with writing?

San Lin: I have several friends and colleagues. Among them are late Dr Bob Percival who encouraged me much to write and our common friend Keith Lyons, a travel writer and editor. I need to mention several names of my closest friends who encouraged and supported me to become a writer.

Q5: Where did you grow up and how did that influence your writing & have any travels away from home influence your work?

San Lin: I grew up in the former capital of Myanmar (Burma) which is Yangon (Rangoon). The city I live in is a transit for international writers like Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Pablo Neruda, George Orwell, Rabindranath Tagore, H.G Well, etc.

Q6: What do you consider your most meaningful work that you’ve done creatively so far to you?

San Lin: I think my recent novel “An English Writer” means a lot to me. It took me almost eight years to complete the novel. I tried to knit the lost pieces of the forgotten writer’s life through his writings and books and I tell the past history via his views and his stories.

Q7: Favorite activities to relax?

San Lin: Playing guitars and drawing cartoons.

Q8: What is a favorite line/stanza from a poem of yours or others?

San Lin: My favourite stanza is from “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Q9: Any recent or forthcoming projects you’d like to promote?

San Lin: I plan to publish my second poetry collection titled “Waves and Other Poems” as an ebook with Lulu.com. At the same time, I am working on my second novel titled “A Classroom for Mr.KT”.

Writer SanLinTun

My social account links-

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/san.lintun.12

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/san-lin-tun-3b67a050

Instagram – @sanlin855

Blog – www.writersanlintun.blogspot.com

San’s book will be available from – https://www.lulu.com/

https://www.marymartin.com

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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