Bajoria, Paul 1964-

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Bajoria, Paul 1964-

PERSONAL:

Born November 29, 1964, in York, England. Ethnicity: "White/Asian mixed race."

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Christopher Little, Christopher Little Literary Agency, 10 Eel Brook Studios, 125 Moore Park Rd., London SW6 4PS, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

British Broadcasting Corp., London, England, radio producer, 1989—.

WRITINGS:

The Printer's Devil (juvenile novel), Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2005.

The God of Mischief (juvenile novel), Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2006.

The City of Spirits (novel), 2007.

SIDELIGHTS:

Paul Bajoria told CA: "The stories that most captivated me as a child were those by authors such as Leon Garfield, Joan Aiken, and Alan Garner— novels either set in the past or in which the past was revealed to characters in the present. My most deeply cherished ambition was always to create stories that drew on this lifelong fascination. My writing is aimed at that age group for whom the process of reading provides the most complete escape, when the real world can almost literally melt away as a book is opened.

"The process of writing provides, for me, a similar bolt-hole from the daily routine of making comedy, documentary, and quiz programs for a national radio network."