Spineless Wonders is delighted to introduce Rohini Alexandra, the author of ‘Time and Prejudice’ published in the audiobook Moon Orchard. Rohini Alexandra is a lawyer in Melbourne. This interview discusses Rohini’s inspiration, their current works and books they are currently reading.
What inspired you to write the piece that is included in Moon Orchard?
I didn’t realise that it was an audiobook at first, so I got a bit nervous when I realised that I had to read my piece. I wrote the story because I’ve made the mistake of pre-judging someone by their appearance.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a YA novel with an Indian-Australian main character.
What are you reading/listening to at the moment? Who are some writers/creatives we should watch out for?
I’m a bit late to the party, but I recently read Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, which is brilliant. Now I am reading There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura, which is very clever and entertaining. I’m keen to read Dear Lover, edited by Samuel Johnson.
Now that you’ve listened to Moon Orchard, tell us what your thoughts about it, do you have any favourite pieces?
It is great to have this opportunity to hear from such a range of voices. I really appreciate the opportunity to be included. I enjoyed the whole experience, and I loved the cover art. Thank you for making us heard.