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Book Review: “The Private Lives of Trees” by Alejandro Zambra

Book Review: “The Private Lives of Trees” by Alejandro Zambra

 Rating   Alejandro Zambra is quickly becoming a very well respected writer in his native Chile and throughout Latin America as a whole. Now he’s ready for the English speaking audience and I’m certain that the English speaking audience is going to be ready for him. “The Private Lives of Trees” is Zambra’s second novel […]

By October 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

Book Review: You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

Europa Editions, 2011,  322 pps Will Silver is a high school teacher at an international school in Paris. He is adored by his students for his unconventional way of teaching literature. He teaches them Camus, Sartre, Faulkner, Keats and others, as a way to allow his students to critically think and not to just sit […]

A twist in the plot. Julian Gallo discusses his new novel and gives his view on the reality versus perception of self publishing

A twist in the plot. Julian Gallo discusses his new novel and gives his view on the reality versus perception of self publishing

Author Julian Gallo discusses his new novel Mediterraneo and the influence that the 50 Shades trilogy has had on self-published books. Julian Gallo is a self-published writer. In the last decade his poetry and short stories have been published across the internet and in print; submissions that were accepted by various literary venues.  Gallo has […]

A Guide to Getting Your Self-Published Book Seen (by any means possible)

A Guide to Getting Your Self-Published Book Seen (by any means possible)

Writing a book is hard work but what’s even harder is getting your book seen by readers amidst the hundreds of thousand of books already on the market. Authors who have been signed by publishers or agents have a helping hand when it comes to marketing and advertising. These lucky authors will have publicists who […]

“November Rust” – Updated Interview with Author Julian Gallo

“November Rust” – Updated Interview with Author Julian Gallo

November Rust, Julian Gallo’s first novel, is one of those rare books that isn’t scared to take risks and doesn’t shy away from demanding the reader’s attention. This interview was first published in 2009 after the release of Julian Gallo’s first novel November Rust.  This interview includes an update in which Julian talks about November […]

By January 27, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Interview with Julian Gallo, Author of Be Still and Know That I Am

Interview with Julian Gallo, Author of Be Still and Know That I Am

“Being yourself in a sea of mindless cretins is the hardest battle any kid could face.” – Be Still and Know That I Am Is teenage rebellion a product of its environment or does the environment encourage teenage rebellion? This is one of themes explored in Julian Gallo’s third novel Be Still and Know That […]

By January 13, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
Self-Publish or Perish; a Writer’s Perspective on Self-Publishing

Self-Publish or Perish; a Writer’s Perspective on Self-Publishing

In this interview Julian Gallo talks about self-publishing as way to reach an audience and about the perceptions of others towards a publishing route that has its fair share of advocates and critics. Four years ago I interviewed New York writer Arthur Nersesian for the Turnrow Literary Journal. Nersesian self-published his first book The Fuck-Up […]

Author Interview – Julian Gallo, Naderia

Author Interview – Julian Gallo, Naderia

“Maybe we are all deluding ourselves into thinking that life has any meaning at all. Perhaps we have to give it one, for ourselves” – Julian Gallo, Naderia. The above line is one that permeates Julian Gallo’s second novel Naderia. At its core, Naderia is a search for meaning, a search that can occur inwardly […]

By December 22, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
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