Interview with K Kishmot

Describe your desk
Packed with books. But wait a mo. They're style guides and grammar books. I copy-edit and proofread and teach English for a living.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Tehran though we came to London almost every Summer. I had a fairly miserable childhood in some ways so my imagination, imaginative world was very important in conquering some of the boredom and misery. I started making up stories very early though I came to reading when I was eleven starting with Dr Who books but soon I was reading Frederick Forsyth and by about fourteen I was into Hemingway and Steinbeck. I was always in bookshops as a teen so now I try not to spend too much time in them. I honestly thought writing would 'pay' when I started writing at thirteen but my twenties I wasted on songwriting. It's taken a lot to get back to where I was in my teen years when for a time I used to write three short stories a night.
When did you first start writing?
See the previous answer. Though now I see I did write screenplays in my twenties and of course Can You Help Me?
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Fartyland Affair is about a robbery but one of the themes is how we've created a society that is its own worst enemy.

The Mindscape Population is an adventure set in the near future about the outbreak of zombies related to the theft of minds. Lockheed Supperstone a hero who collaborates is at the centre of the maelstrom.
Published 2014-03-25.
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Books by This Author

Two Poems
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Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Two poems by K Kishmot
They Look Down on Me
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
egon yes stars as egon no in this cross-genre poem-story mashup.
Lovesong To A Bearded Lady
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Price: Free! Words: 15,160. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Crime
adventure with detective ken phictos into a dark world of characters who think they have some relation to alice in wonderland but who exist on the borders between insanity and evil. beautiful moustachioed miranda is a poetry fanatic and with her lover humpty trades in illegal organs and opium. can ken phictos hold back the tide of evil?
Egon back in London
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Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Essay » Sociology
"reportage", pamphlet, London riots August 2011
New York and Chador
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Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A very short story about an American-Iranian woman deciding to wear a chador on a first date in New York.