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Tuesday 15 April 2014

12 Curly Questions with author Tristan Michael Savage

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I listen to music on the same mp3 player that I bought 9 years ago, modding it out on the inside to make it more useful to me.

2. What is your nickname?
I don’t have one. Nothing ever sticks so I’m what you would call ‘unnicknamable’

3. What is your greatest fear?
Vehicular collision

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Fun, cheeky, action packed, adventure, technical, funny, colourful, exciting, fast

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Determined, versatile, winning, awesome, humble.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Wally from Where’s Wally – he’s always so happy and gets to experience many places and things.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
I’d go to prehistoric times to see the dinosaurs.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
So… you’re not an astronaut then?

9. Who is your greatest influence?
Larry David.

10. What/who made you start writing?
I wanted to write a book that I would enjoy and love – and I was na├»ve enough at that point to believe I could. Luckily, I was also stubborn enough to follow through.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
I’m not into picking favourites. The idea of having a favorite anything is too absolutist for me. There’s a good word ‘Absolutist’.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto by Anneli Rufus. Occasionally I need a quick reminder that it’s ok to be me.

Tristan Savage is an Australian comedian and writer with a background in theatre and creative arts. Tristan recently received the Kris Hembury Encouragement Award at the 2014 Aurealis Awards. His newly released debut novel is Rift Breaker, a young adult 'sci-fi, action, adventure' story published by Magabala books. Visit Tristan’s Facebook page to find out more.

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