As a romance and New Adult author, February is the month of love. Today, I discuss the love of books with fairy tale re-writer, Fanni Sütő.
MG: Let’s get started! What is the best book you’ve read lately?
FS: I got Wonder and Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda for my birthday, I read both of them very quickly. I started Me Before You yesterday and I can barely break away from it to get some work done, so I think that qualifies as pretty good as well.
MG: I don’t think I’ve ever heard of either of the first two, but definitely the third. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which would it be?
FS: Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. It’s a bit of a cheat because it’s pretty long and probably I would forget some parts of the beginning by the time I get to the end, so I could start again. I love Neil Gaiman’s work in general but the Sandman series is really something which is close to the thing I try to do in my own writing, creating a mythology, depicting a world which is like ours but it is also different and so on.
MG: That is a bit of a cheat, but I’d do the same thing, so we’ll pretend we’re not cheating. Do you read outside your genre?
FS: Sure thing! I read basically everything, it really depends on my mood. I’m not a big fan of crime stories or thrillers but I always try to widen my horizon.
MG: That’s okay, I’ll read those for you. If you could live in any fictional world, which would you choose? Why?
FS: The first answer coming to my mind was Harry Potter, so I’ll stick with that. It’s the world of my childhood and knowing myself I’d surely be a little Hermione Granger. I wonder what amazing things I could do with the help of magic.
MG: If you could have dinner with three authors (living or dead), who would they be and why?
FS: Neil Gaiman for sure, I admire his work and I had the luck to hear him live twice and he really came across like the kind of person with whom I could understand myself well. I would also have a go at old Shakespeare just to see what is behind all the mystery and how he was in real life. I’d also like to meet Steven Moffat, the creator behind Sherlock and Dr. Who because I think he did a hell of a job with these series.
MG: Oh, my, Benedict Cumberbatch. *swoon* Those are definitely some interesting and eclectic favorites! Well, that’s all we have time for today, folks! Thanks so much, Fannie, for sitting down today!
Fanni Sütő is a writer, poet, dreamer who believes in fairy tales even if they are dark, disenchanted and deconstructed. She writes about everything which comes in her way or goes bump in the night. She has been published in Hungary, the US, the UK and Australia.
She is very happy to do collaborations, art exchanges, cross-art projects, so if you’re interested in such things, please get in touch.