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Monday, 7 September 2009

Interviewing Dmetri Kakmi at The View From Here

Over at The View From Here, I've just posted the first part of an interview with Dmetri Kakmi, author of the fabulous memoir Mother Land. I interviewed Dmetri last year for the Ex Libris Book Fair and recently finished transcribing that section of the interview I recorded. Wander across and have a read: click here or there. He's a very interesting bloke, great fun to talk with and, drawing on his experience as both a writer and an editor, provides a number of valuable insights about the nature of fiction and non-fiction and about the processes of writing.

At the moment, I'm putting together some opening lines and titles for a short story competition that Gary Davison has organised, but more on that in a couple of days.

5 comments:

Swubird said...

Paul:

It's always a pleasure to visit your site and see what tidbits you have to offer. I'll definitely check out the interview.

Happy trails.

Paul said...

And it's always a pleasure to see you've visited. Much appreciated, Swubird. Happy trails to you too.

gary davison said...

I'll be over there in a min for a butchers. Is this a book for me, Paul? I'm thinking of studying literature when I turn forty. Maybe the ratio on books we both enjoy might go up :)

Paul said...

Reckon you'd love studying Lit., Gary. Great idea. As for 'Mother Land', it's a superbly written book and, I reckon you'll certainly appreciate the fine quality of the writing. Give it a go.

gary davison said...

Might just do that, Paul. But only when the reading pile gets down to ten :)