Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Q&A with Gina Apostol

From my Q&A with Gina Apostol, author of Bibliolepsy:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title is what the book is about: bibliolepsy. It’s a made-up word, so if you don’t know what it means, you should read the book. The title’s this neologism because my character’s love for books was bodily—and to call it bibliolepsy, like epilepsy or catalepsy, rather than bibliomania or bibliophile, for me sums up that electric bodily charge, a kind of enchanted seizure, that reading books had for this character.

What's in a name?

I was first going to name my character Primi Paragraf. You can tell I was...[read on]
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Q&A with Gina Apostol.

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