“Academic achievements are something that doesn’t provide lasting happiness. They are like fireworks; one burst of light and it’s over. But every time I go through John and Susan’s story, or Kate’s story, I swell with pride.” Swapnil Joshi, our birthday boy, says “ I love them more than I have ever loved anything.”
Swapnil Joshi is from Korba, Chhattisgarh who is currently pursuing his dream of being an astrophysicist is a budding writer from Chhattisgarh. Writing is his passion since his childhood, he began writing full-fledged novels when he turned sixteen.
He has also been awarded by the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr Raman Singh in 2014 and in Rajyotsav(2014) by Mr Lakhan Lal Dewangan, Ms Reena Kangale and Mr Jogesh Lamba.
It all began on the 13th of December, 2013. Swapnil Joshi was on his way back home via school bus, when his mind went, ‘Wouldn’t it be neat if…?’. And that is how John Smith, the protagonist of ‘Temporal Edge:
The Pangean Temporal Chronicles’ came into existence. He has spent two years and two novels with him. Six months in ‘Temporal Edge’ and a year-and-a-half in ‘Unbound:
The Pangean Temporal Chronicles’. Swapnil is very proud of how he developed over the course of two novels in-continuity years.
The young wordsmith likes Dan Brown, J.K Rowling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as his favourites among other authors, as for his idol he finds it difficult to explain, surprisingly enough as he admires certain people and their motivations and the way they live their lives.
The closest person who he perceives as a good idol is Kate Cassidy, the protagonist of his third novel: ‘Wings of the Pegasus’. Then again, she is his creation, so people choose to perceive this is up to them.
He is pretty happy about receiving a lot of love for being the youngest author of Chhattisgarh. But in all seriousness, he feels that he has a moral responsibility to encourage people to read more, be it English, Hindi, fiction, news, whatever.
Swapnil grew up an introvert, and this has always been a powerful tool for him. It allowed him to discover who he truly is, what his capabilities are.
Wishing you a very happy belated birthday!✨