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Tuesday 2 December 2014

12 Curly Questions with Archimede Fusillo

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you. 
I use to sing with a band, and play both lead and rhythm guitar. We were okay-for a bunch of teenagers.

2. What is your nickname?

3. What is your greatest fear?
Greatest fear is that I’ll write my best book “in my head” during a dream-and not remember it in the morning!

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.  
Words that seek out the shadows in my mind’s eye.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Tom Sawyer...Adventure and freedom!

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why? 
1956...the “official” birth of Rock n Roll...This was raw music without all the gimmicks.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now? 
"You see, I was right. Childhood really is the time to let rip."

9. Who is your greatest influence?
My English teacher who told me I actually could put a sentence together and tell an interesting story.

10. What/who made you start writing?
I realised no one was telling the story of what it was like to come from a migrant background-and not have English as your first language-or be brought up in an extended family that often included uncles, aunts and grandparents.

11. What is your favourite word and why? 
Dondolante...It rolls off the tongue-and is a really cool Italian word.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?  
Street Boys by Lorenzo Carcattera.

Archimede Fusillo’s work includes novels, short stories, plays, feature stories, critical essays, reviews and advertising copy. Archie presents writing workshops and author talks all over Australia. His novel Dead Dog in the Still of the Night was published by Ford St Publishing in May 2014. For more information, visit Archie's Literature Centre profile

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