Self-Published at Sixteen: An Interview with Erik Elsie

Logging on to Zoom tends to always feel tiring these days, but when Erik Elsie’s face popped up for our virtual interview, my energy immediately returned. Bright-eyed and excited, Erik enthusiastically greeted me through the screen, betraying just a hint of nervousness. Her short-cropped hair and no less than three nose rings clearly situated herContinue reading “Self-Published at Sixteen: An Interview with Erik Elsie”

How To Be Unstoppable: Interview with Vellu Saarela

With a swing of the leg and an arch of the back, his toes draw a circle high up in the air. A light greeting to the sky-blue spring floor in between, and he’s back in the air again. Every time you think he’s going to finish a sequence, you’re wrong. And you never know what’sContinue reading “How To Be Unstoppable: Interview with Vellu Saarela”

Writer’s Block Christmas Interview

Quick as a flash, Christmas has come and gone. As you’re laying on your couch and just – cannot – move from all you’ve stuffed yourself with or if you’re feeling the post-celebration blues, let us be your remedy! Writer’s Block proudly presents our yearly Christmas interview, where you can find out all the (festive)Continue reading “Writer’s Block Christmas Interview”

“A once in a lifetime experience”- Interviews with U.S. film students who worked with well-known cinematographers in Cuba

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the full version of the interview by Henrik Eger, as found in Writer’s Block #33. Happy reading! It took Cuba and the United States more than a half-century of Cold War estrangement and hostilities before both countries shook hands, reopened their embassies, allowed visitors, and engaged once again in cultural exchanges.Continue reading ““A once in a lifetime experience”- Interviews with U.S. film students who worked with well-known cinematographers in Cuba”

The Power of Ordinary People: An Interview with Patrick Ness

  A few weeks ago, the American Book Center here in Amsterdam organized a Skype interview with Patrick Ness, award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and the soon-to-be-filmed A Monster Calls. The interview, which took place at the ABC Treehouse, mostly focused on Ness’s latest release, The Rest of Us Just Live Here –Continue reading “The Power of Ordinary People: An Interview with Patrick Ness”

Interview: On Fictional Languages and They Should Pay Us For This

“Valar morghulis.” This phrase may be familiar to you, if you have watched a season or four of the television series Game of Thrones or read a book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. It is a phrase from a language called ‘High Valyrian’, and it is translated as “all men mustContinue reading “Interview: On Fictional Languages and They Should Pay Us For This”