Tantra Bensko Interview about novella

Here is my interview about my Slipstream novella, Equinox Mirror at Speaking of Marvels.

Speaking of Marvels

Equinox MirrorEquinox Mirror (ELJ Publications, 2013)

What are some of your favorite novellas? How did they influence your writing or your desire to make a novella of your own?

The Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon, Heart of Darkness by Conrad, The Metamorphosis by Kafka, The Stranger and The Fall by Camus, The Subterraneans by Kerouac, The Wall by Sartre, Mr. Palomar by Calvino, The Nose by Gogol, and The Abortion by Brautigan are some I read a long time ago that informed my idea of what fiction can do and the directions innovation go in. Whether they were novellas or not didn’t matter much in choosing them, as I knew I wanted to read those works by those authors.

They explored new concepts and literary structures in scintillating ways, bravely facing the intensity of our society. I wanted to break the default idea of what a character was and I wrote…

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