Of frenzied love in the empty glitter of a small town.
Lucia Pajon: Let’s start with the title of the book, Rose of No Man’s Land. That is the title of a song that paid tribute to the work of the Red Cross nurses in WWI. And indeed the meaning comes clear towards the end of the book. But even if some people are not aware of this, it is a powerful line with the basic message of beauty, strength and independence which are the raw qualities of Rose, one of the main characters. How did you develop this idea? Did you have the title and the reference in mind from the very beginning? Continue to full interview.
On queer lit, skateboards, gender-bending, strippers and Winona Ryder...
Lucia Pajon: First things first, you’ve started to show the world what you’ve got by writing short stories (one of them appeared in the fabulous anthology Baby Remember My Name, edited by Michelle Tea). Now, you’ve published your first novel, The Creamsickle. Was it a conscious decision, as in “ok, let’s challenge ourselves here”, or more of a natural process – the next logical step? (By the way, I’m not implying writing short stories is any easier than a novel). Continue to full interview