N S Vishwanath

Dr. N. S. Vishwanath

23 JULY | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 JYOTHI HALL, Southern Star, Mysuru

Vish’s interest in storytelling goes back to his childhood.  The magic question ‘should I follow my deepest desires or settle for a more sensible career?’ got answered early by parental forces.  So, he spent much of his life becoming an Indian American stereotype.  C’est la vie!

Vish has a PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Thrills galore since then – priceless adventures in aerospace engineering at MIT, ground-breaking technology initiatives at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and lots and lots of travel. The hundreds of thousands of miles in his Frequent Flyer accounts stand witness to stories that he penciled away at thirty-six-thousand feet, stories whose time to see the light of day were still a long time away.

A little over a decade ago, Vish recalibrated his compass to dedicate himself to the fulltime pursuit of his interests in writing, music, and history. He rekindled the vagabond in him, travelled far and wide, and wrote for the love of writing. Nights of the Moonless Sky is his first novel.

Vish divides his time between the New York area and Mysore. When in Mysore, he dreams of Joe’s Pizza in New York City. When in NYC, he pines for Mylari Masala Dosa.   He shows up in his study each morning to greet the Muse. He works on his novel and short fiction. In Vish’s world, staring out of the window for hours on end is considered actual work…and that he can do well. A few precious moments with his flute and an occasional fine single malt at dusk help put the day away in perspective. At long last, a simplified life!

Vish’s debut novel “Nights of the Moonless Sky” is set in the times of the Vijayanagara Empire and is available worldwide on Amazon. For more info he invites you to explore his website www.storytellervish.com. Vish is currently working on the sequel, and on a Bangla translation of Nights of the Moonless Sky. He is also exploring how to get a Kannada translation done.