Interview with Benjamin Nemopode

How long have you been writing? (Depuis combien de temps écrivez vous?)
Many years now, about twenty I would say, but thirty if i really count, at first like a need to keep memory of my thoughts ( a writer feels when his thoughts are interesting or even valuable), then at the age of 27, a first nover Voyage(s) came to me in French as I was living in London and had bought my first personnal pc, running with Windows 95... for 80 £.
Then a second novel arrived in Montreal, Passage in 2002.
Writing is not my decision, it is a lot more subtil than that. It is a way to find the heavens. The heavens are in the mind first.
I think I am writing under influence of the Gods.
And I think that my writing influence my life, a lot of things in my life.
So, let us say that I am living under influence.
How do you discover the ebooks you read ? ( Comment trouver vous les livres que vous lisez ?)
This is a very strange thing: how books come into someone's life. By chance, by luck, by destiny. Sychronicities with books you know what I mean... You need some at a time, and they arrive by chance. Sometimes I go to a library and I just feel guided to the ones I finally find. Books are immortal in a way. The Argentin writer, Jorge Luis Borges felt the same kind of thinks about books and their powers. He is a Kind of a friend for me, through time and texts. Carl Gustav Jung the Swiss psychologist too, friend too.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was two deseperate lines, not really good, but containing a lot about who I was.
They said:
Mais que faire du temps, il n'est qu'absence, il n'est qu'errance, je ne veux plus vivre sur terre, je ne veux plus de cet enfer...
What is your writing process?
Hand-writing, computer writing, audio-writing too sometimes.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
About a young man disguised in a very old man to be able to talk to a young girl who does not want to talk to him.
What are your five favorite books, and why? (Quels sont vos 5 livres préférés et pourquoi?)
The Bhagavad Gita as I believe in it
The Fall Albert Camus as I tried to learn it by heart
One hundred years of loneliness Gabriel Garcia Marques as he created possiblities of writing for me
Fictions Jorge Luis Borges, so many books in one
Beware of pity Stefan Zweig one of the writer I most read
What do you read for pleasure?
My books I would say
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My computer
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I move quite often as a child, I feel that I am from nowhere
What's the story behind your latest book?
The angels and the demons
coming soon in French first
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Published 2014-08-25.
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Books by This Author

A Different Outlook On Bipolar Disorder [Ups And Downs To Buddha State]
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders
If you are looking for a book about bipolar disorder or spiritual awakening, look no further, you’ve found it.
Un autre regard sur la bipolarité [Il n’y a pas de honte à préférer le bonheur]
Price: $8.97 USD. Words: 23,550. Language: French. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychopathology / bipolar disorder
Suivez le parcours d'Arthuro Jobsquare, bipolaire, jusqu'à l'état de bouddha, une aventure fantastique, un pied de nez à la bipolarité. Description de la maladie et parcours incroyable d'un bipolaire de type 1. Traduit en anglais et très prochainement sur le marché anglophone sous le titre: A different outlook on bipolar disorder- Ups and downs to Buddha state