|Lucy Sussex answers the usual questions|
Australian-based author Lucy Sussex lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. She writes and edits in a variety of genres, and is active in academia and in The Real World of authors, editors and fans.
Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?
I remember one woman who was berating me for not having written more about Raffy (the protagonist of My Lady Tongue. I told her I could only write about a character again if they took me by the scruff of the neck. Whereupon she walked behind me andÖ
Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?
My first fan letter was from an editor, and directly led to my first book, The Peace Garden.
Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?
Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?
Who would you most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with?
If itís a choice between a suicide bomber and a bodyspammer Iíd go for the former.
What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)
I travel with: jasmine tea, dried stone fruit, a walking book (because dead time is best filled with reading) and a New Zealand passport (because their government hasnít done anything too much to be ashamed of).
What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?
|compiled by: Ali Kayn
Melbourne, July, 2005
For other answers to the usual questions click here
Festivale Online Magazine
Published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Box 1510, Melbourne GPO VIC 3001 Australia
contact the editor
Last updated: 1-Aug-2005
Last tested: 15-Jan-2009
Last Compiled: 11-Jan-2009
Entire site refreshed: Dec 2008-Feb 2009
Site URL transferred: Jan 2005 (previously www.festivale.webcentral.com.au)
Festivale revision history