AS IF, by Blake Morrison. It's about the Bulger murder case in England in the 1994's. Gruesome, horribletopic but raises some interesting questions about innocence versus evil.
I use mind altering music, so what ever floats your Muse is okay with me.
Political questions. I'm not a political writer, I write about human nature, not politics.
The brilliant, the magical Louise Erdrich. The Painted Drum and The Last Miracle at Little No Horse are two of the best books I've ever read.
I lost weight this week. Really. I did.
Nope. I'll leave their fate to Karma.
Having them in the front row as I climb the stage to collect the Nobel Prize for Literature. Or having them waiting outside the bank manager's office to ask for a loan, when he tells me the balance in my bank account after my latest best seller (this is a fantasy, right?)
My writing style is too Western for African audiences and too African for Western audiences.
And have to look at my naked reflection in my computer screen? Uh huh, NO THANKS!!
My short story THE LAST SACRIFICE which was published in THE FALL: Tales from the Apocalypse (Elephant Press, 2012). Mainly because it's really really dark and completely unlike anything else I've written, but it worked. I based the main character Rax-ul-Can on The Duke in Robert Browning's brilliant poem "My Last Duchess" written in 1842.; a poem that's always fascinated me since I first had to study it in English class in High School (too many years ago to count!) If you read between the lines, though, my character Rax is, though, not as callous and arrogant as Browning's chilling Duke - Rax's choices, as bad as they are, are based on a deep faith in his gods, while Browning's Duke is just plain evil. This story will also be included in the upcoming Aztar Press publication of a collection of my short stories, "THE WEIGHT OF A FEATHER and Other Stories"