The Kronicles of Korthlundia interview

Q&A with author Aaron Lawler by Jamie Merchant

What a great interview with Jamie Merchant from " The Kronicles of Korthlundia ". A big thank you to Jamie for taking the time to interview me and ask some intriguing questions about my process and my novel!

What are your biggest literary influences? Favorite authors and why?

...My favorite contemporary works are Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, which is just so lush and whimsical and philosophical; and Michael Crichton’s Prey which not only moves at the pace of an action movie but changed my entire perception of reality in terms of holism, emergence, and interconnectedness. My favorite literary works include Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and TH White’s The Once and Future King. My list goes on from there, but these four books have such texture, such opulent and sumptuous pages, they create a space for magical realism to inhabit. I love magical realism as a foundation, and think that all speculative fiction would be enriched by its principles: the mundane being supernatural and the miraculous being natural... continued here

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