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Q. Who is the author of The Interview ?
Answer – Christopher Silvester
Q. From which book the present essay has been taken ?
Answer – Penguin Book of Interviews, An Anthology from 1859 to the Present Day.
Q. When was the author ( writer ) born and what did he read from which college ?
Answer – History from Peterhouse, Cambidge
Q. Who is the writer of Alice in Wonderland ?
Answer – Lewis Carroll
Q. Who has said the following line ” …as in some primitive cultures it is believed that if one takes a photographic portrait of somebody then one is stealing that person’s soul….”
Answer – V.S. Naipaul
Q. Who has uttered the following line ” ….thumbprints on his windpipe…?
Answer – Saul Below
Q. What is the name of Rudyard Kipling’s wife ?
Answer – Caroline
Q. Who has described in her diary for 14th Oct. 1892 that their day was wrecked by two reporters from Boston ?
Answer – Caroline
Q. Who has said the following line ‘ I am a professor who writes novels on Sundays ‘ ?
Answer – Umberto Eco
Q. Who took Umberto Eco’s interview ?
Answer – Mukund Padmanabhan
Q. Which newspaper does Mukund Padmanabhan belong to ?
Answer – The Hindu
Q. Which famous novels does Umberto Eco write ?
Answer – The Name of the Rose
Q. How many scholarly works of non-fiction has Umberto Eco written ?
Answer – Over 40
Q. How much advance was Eco given for The Name of the Rose by his American publisher ?
Answer – For 3,000 copies
Q. How many copies of The Name of the Rose were sold in the U.S. in the end ?
Answer – Two or three million ( One million = 10 lakh )
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