Australian author Sara Douglass has filled bookshelves with her fantasy trilogies. She’s currently working on a new four-book series, The Troy Game, with the first book slated for a December 2002 release. FictionAddiction.NET’s Robert Ryan Langer talked with Douglass about her publishing breakthrough from Australia to the U.S., her books and her writing career.
FA: According to your Web site, you enjoy reading military adventure thrillers. What aspects of that genre captivate you?
SD: Gosh, that really dates my Web site! I haven’t read any military adventure in, oh, some five to six years at least.
I can’t put down crime now. I guess my tastes just change as I age. Mostly, however, I read non-fiction, particularly anything to do with social or transport history of the Victorian and Edwardian ages.
FA: What other works of fiction have touched you?
SD: Well, crime. *grin* I particularly like crime because of the innovative narrative techniques that I can borrow for my fantasy writing. None of this appears in the Wayfarer Redemption series, but does in my later books (not available in the US for at least another 5-6 years).
FA: How is work proceeding on The Troy Game?
SD: Book one (Hades’ Daughter) is done and largely edited, and I’m just about about to start Book two, God’s Concubine.
FA: Thanks to Sara Douglass for taking the time to discuss her novels and her publishing success.
©2001 Robert Ryan Langer / Fiction Addiction. To read the full interview on the FictionAddiction.net website please click on this link.