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Interviews with SFF writers in a "normal" newspaper
« on: July 23, 2020, 06:56:47 PM »
Wow, a 'normal' newspaper interviewing a fantasy author?

Brandon Sanderson:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/23/brandon-sanderson-after-a-dozen-rejected-novels-you-think-maybe-this-isnt-for-you

I wasn't aware that The way of kings was written ages ago, before he was famous...
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Re: Interview with Brandon Sanderson in a "normal" newspaper
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 12:26:33 AM »
Great article, thanks for the link! I knew that Sanderson wrote a lot of novels before Elantris got picked up (I listen to his Writing Excuses podcast, he talks very candidly about a lot of things, and I'm sure it came up in his lecture series which I've watched at least one version of) but I didn't realise Way of Kings was one of them. Really brings home that there's always hope for the trunked manuscript. :D

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 02:51:52 AM »
Got a million for collectors editions of his books, wow!
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Re: Interview with Brandon Sanderson in a "normal" newspaper
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 02:10:48 PM »
Got a million for collectors editions of his books, wow!

He has four and a half million in pledges aright now.
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Re: Interview with Brandon Sanderson in a "normal" newspaper
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 02:51:02 PM »
Well, he keeps churning doorstoppers at regular intervals, so I won't bregrudge him.
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Re: Interview with Brandon Sanderson in a "normal" newspaper
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 03:27:06 PM »
That's the book I picked up for 20p when the local library was selling the single hardcover volume ;D
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Re: Interviews with SFF writers in a "normal" newspaper
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 08:05:10 PM »
(and since they just did another one, I changed the thread to include everyone, hehe)

Tade Thompson:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/26/time-management-tade-thompson-psychiatry-books-scripts-tv-film-medicine
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Re: Interviews with SFF writers in a "normal" newspaper
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 05:55:56 PM »
(I wonder if they got a new person for the Books section who's really into fantasy! :o )

On Rothfuss' elusive book 3...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jul/29/first-george-rr-martin-now-patrick-rothfuss-the-curse-of-sequel-hungry-fans
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Re: Interviews with SFF writers in a "normal" newspaper
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2020, 08:04:36 PM »
I missed this one 2 weeks ago:

Jasper Fforde
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/18/jasper-fforde-on-rabbits-racism-and-writing-fiction-to-slightly-improve-a-flawed-world

(like I said, they must have changed the staff!)
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