Félix Palma on books and writing
Who are your favorite authors?
Julio Cortázar, [Jorge Luis] Borges, Daniel Pennac, Paul Auster, Martin Amis.
What are your five favorite books of all time?
Lolita (Nabokov), The Anubis Gates (Tim Powers), The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger), Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez).
Is there a book you love to reread?
Cuentos by Julio Cortázar
Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
That they must try to enjoy the process of writing, not just the fact of having a finished work.
What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
Give me back by money! Well really, some people say to me: Thanks for making me dream.
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Blood at the Root
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