My biggest influences are Djuna Barnes and Albert Camus. My favorite book, listed here, is Exile and the Kingdom by Camus, and it's the book that made me want to be a writer. I found my first copy of it in a box of my mom's old college books and I loved everything about it, including the brittle, yellowing paper. My biggest wish is to finish my book and hold an actual paperback copy of it in my hand and randomly flip through it, seeing that I hadn't left a single word of it anything short of my very best. And I also maybe hope that some day some kid will rummage through an old box and find it with brittle, yellow paper, and open it up and be inspired.
|My Favorite Books||
Exile and the Kingdom