Interview with Richard Bintanja

Richard, what drives you to write novels?
Being able to incorporate ideas. Creating a good story, with beautiful sentences. The challenge.
I don't remember the details, but it must have been the idea. It took me eight years to write this novel, with many changes.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No. I used to read comic books. Nothing else.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Do nice/interesting things, work, writing, everything.
Who are your favorite authors, and why?
Dutch author W.F. Hermans: because of the tension he creates between the reader's view of the central figure and the central figure's opinion of himself or himself, with a lot of implicit humor.

Keith Laumer: beautifully written science fiction.

Charles Dickens: Beautiful sentences, simple yet powerful.
What are your five favorite books?
Nooit meer slapen – W.F. Hermans
Paulien – W.F. Hermans
The other side of time – Keith Laumer
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Work, hobbies, family.
Published 2017-04-19.
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Books by This Author

The Ultimate Brainchild
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,350. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Brain scientist George Walder is obsessed with finding out how humans develop ideas. His colleagues scorn him openly during his long quest, and George has to negotiate many pitfalls. A chance encounter with a cheerful woman called Jenna leads to a breakthrough. The realm of our thoughts turns out to have a dark side, as does Jenna. They will both chase him for years.