DWL’s ‘A Novel November’: Messages on Author’s Day Part 3

We asked our members and Facebook followers to write messages to their favourite authors to commemorate November 1, Author’s Day.

Here we have messages about Thomas  Hardy, Bilal Tanweer and Marcel Proust:

“Dear Thomas, A Pair of Blue Eyes is one of my favorite books ever, but even more so, I am remembering Tess today. I presume Tess might be one of the strongest women in English literature. I read somewhere that of all the characters that you created, Tess meant the most to you. I wanted to ask you today, is that true? Is it Tess? Or is it Jude, one of the last characters you ever wrote about? Or is it Elfride Swancourt after all?

Waqas A. Qazi


(For Bilal Tanweer) “I just love your ‘The Scatter Here is Too Great’. This book made me laugh, broke my heart and left me craving for more. Only after reading this book, I realized that the beauty of Karachi reposes in its scatter. I truly admire you for the way you have exquisitely entwined your personal accounts into a splendid dose of humor and distress, all at the same time. It takes audacity to go emotionally bare and you undeniably posses(s) this audacity. You are one of my writing inspirations. Thank you for being so candid with your words because your words have instilled in me the courage to write what I truly feel. You might not know but the signed copy of your debut novel is one of the things that I truly cherish. I know I am a day late but better late than never. Happy Authors’ Day because you deserve to celebrate and be celebrated. 

Much love,
Rida Khan”


““In Search of Lost Time” by Marcel Proust is one of the most amazing books ever written. Proust is a genius. His theme of involuntary memory especially episode of the madeleine has an effect on the reader like no other writer has. It’s a shame that not many people have read him.

Mughees Bukhari
Wah, Pakistan”


If you’d like to leave a message for your favourite author on Author’s Day, send us a note at info[at]desiwriterslounge dot net.