I am a storyteller – Kanchana Banerjee

I am a storyteller - Kanchana Banerjee

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After writing feature articles for two decades, Kanchana Banerjee has arrived as a storyteller to stay with her fourth novel ‘Until I Find You’ just released in 2023. 

Who is Kanchana Banerjee?

I am a storyteller. I enjoy stories in various mediums like films, TV, plays & of course books. The written word has fascinated me since childhood. It may sound odd to others but I have not wanted to do anything else but write. Anything else was never an option. So, I’ve been dreaming of seeing my book in bookstores, book fairs for a very very long time. This is fulfilling a long cherished dream.

The written word is not new for me

I’ve been writing for various publications and companies for the past two decades. I have written scores of feature articles on relationships, lifestyle, entertainment, social issues and have worked for reputed companies like HUL, Colgate, UNICEF and many others. So, the topic of my debut novel ‘A Forgotten Affair‘ was not far removed from the kind of writing I have done in the past. I enjoy writing relationship stories. There is so much drama in our lives, in our relationship with others and with ourselves. There is no telling what a human being is capable of doing. And I like to explore various emotions in my stories.

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Are your stories love stories?

Well, love forms an important part of the story but it goes much beyond the romance of love. Personally I don’t like mushy romances. I can’t imagine my characters walking into the sunset. I like complexities because I believe human relationships are complex. Human beings are complex. So, in my stories characters face difficult situations, often do wrong, they step outside the bounds set by society and they get lost. I am not trying to deliver a social message through my stories. That’s not my intention at all. I am a storyteller who wants to entertain readers and hopefully leave a tiny mark in their heart with my tale.

Let’s get to know more about ‘Until I Find You‘ by Kanchana Banerjee

The story is inspired by the famous Jonestown Massacre that happened in the US in 1974. Jim Jones, the cult leader and the entire cult committed suicide by drinking a fruit drink laced with cyanide. My story, set in India is based on the assumption…what if the cult leader staged the suicide and escaped? what if there’s another survivor who didn’t die that night and she is looking for him?

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