Scribbler of thrillers, Novoneel Chakraborty is not only the author of 8 bestselling Romantic Thrillers but also the scriptwriter behind India’s one of the most watched T.V. series: Savdhaan India. Adding to that he’s also one of the founding fathers of content providing company – Act3 Creations.
Author’s Blog: Novosphere
Though, Novoneel Chakraborty’s books carry the flavors of electrifying thrills and suspense; they also savor hidden philosophies underneath them. His latest book Black Suits You was a psycho-sexual thriller unveiling the mysterious life of a bestselling erotic author and a reader who gets obsessed with him.
Debut Novel and Bestseller: In the literary world, it’s always been hard for authors to market their books. It even becomes hard for them to sell the expected amount of books let alone getting into the bestsellers’ league. Novoneel Chakraborty with his sheer hard-work and distinctive writing style broke this status quo and his debut novel A Thing Beyond Forever, published in 2008 became a bestseller and a major hit.
Following the legacy, Novoneel Chakraborty’s next book That Kiss in the Rain (2009) instantly became a National Bestseller.
The Stranger Trilogy: Best-known for his Stranger Trilogy, Novoneel Chakraborty had always known that trilogies have a special place in readers’ hearts. And he was not wrong. The first book in the trilogy – All Yours Stranger was published in 2014 and ranked among the top 5 thriller novels on Amazon India. And the third book in the trilogy – Forget Me Not, Stranger debuted at #1 on Bookscan.
In an interview about the Stranger Trilogy, Novoneel stated, “I am inspired by the authors of the western world, where trilogy is quite a trend. Thus a thriller in the series creates a major hype needed for the commercial success.” Crediting a certain phone-friend of him for the concept and completion of the trilogy, Novoneel in another interview said, “She’s been reading my books for years now and we’ve also kept in touch on social media. But one day, as we got to talking, it suddenly dawned on me that aside from conversing on my books, I hardly knew a thing about her and that’s how the idea to do for the Stranger Trilogy was first sparked.”
The trilogy as it appears by the name is nothing like a mainstream fiction. And it has but taken its readers by amaze.
Screen Writing and Blogging: Novoneel Chakraborty’s life is not just limited to the book-writing. In lieu of that Novoneel is a screenwriter for 7 Television Shows and is an active blogger. The shows are quite a hit among the youth and the show Savdhaan India is one of the most watched shows in the country.
A business student turned author Novoneel Chakraborty claims that screenwriting came to him naturally provided the fact that his grandfather was a closet playwright. And as a child he was most influenced by his grandfather.
Inspiration and Reading Interests: Novoneel Chakraborty’s not limited himself to reading specific genre. He rather reads everything that has an interesting plot-line. The author admits that his favorite book is The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand.
Novoneel Chakraborty is more inspired by realizations than people or books. According to him people and books have just introduced him to the thrills stories can provoke in someone. Author of How About A sin Tonight, Novoneel Chakraborty in an interview talked about unhappy endings that his books contain. It was a shocking incident that happened; he said, “There was a collision between two cars. When I woke up, I thought I was in heaven. But the milky white I was seeing in my haze were really the bandages on my eyes.” Though, he got a happy ending, unhappy realizations have let him express himself uniquely.
Plans Ahead: Novoneel Chakraborty might be stepping into the film industry very soon. He’s looking forward to making short films, was what he said to his fans during the launch of his last book in Kolkata. He even revealed that his next book might be a romance between an 18-year-old and an older man.
WP’s Conclusion: Not only writing but everywhere Novoneel Chakraborty steps, he leaves his own essence of excellence. The 30-year-old author has got his own unavoidable charm. With 2017 already young now — we are looking forward to some heart-wrenching short thriller movies and his next book.
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