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Joe Abercrombie 2012

Joe Abercrombie

Today I talked to Joe Abercrombie about his career, his First Law trilogy, Red Country and his upcoming novels.  That interview is available in MP4 (video) and MP3 (audio only) at the bottom of this page.

In 2010 I interviewed Joe Abercrombie via email; this interview is text only.

I recently reviewed Red Country, Joe’s latest novel.

Today’s  planned questions (more were asked):

What led you to leave your dazzling career as a minimum wage ‘tea maker’ for a TV post production company to become a freelance film editor? And how does one freelance as a film editor?

What inspired you to take up writing as a career?

leoavalon asks Who were your greatest inspirations (artistic heroes)?

You’ve written 9 books set in the same world, would you like to tell us about them?

Chris Andrews asks how your personal experiences have contributed to his characters

Cthulhu_Bloop asked Will we be seeing more of Shy South? She was one of my favorite characters.

seeoharewhy asks Will we ever see Logen Ninefingers again?  He also wants you to hang out at reddit’s thefirstlaw forum.

Slug_Laton_Rocking asked Do you have any plans/ideas for what comes after you finish book 9 in your current series?

Pappenheimer said: While reading The First Law, after a while Logen Ninefingers started to speak with this really low, raspy voice in my head. He also very strongly reminded me of someone, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at first. Then it struck me – there are a lot of parallels to The Nameless One. So, given that you are a gamer and used to be into RPGs, how much of The Nameless One is in The Bloody-Nine? Or is it really just coincidence?

Justin Semmel asked What was the inspiration for Inquisitor Glokta?Mettwurstkaninchen asked Why is Glotka always licking his gums? Yes, he has no teeth, but it was kind of distracting.

 Last time I interviewed you (via email) you said you were researching your next novel by watching Deadwood, Unforgiven, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Ride With The Devil, playing Red Dead Redemption a lot and reading a lot of classic and revisionist westerns. What kind of research are you doing now?

brwise42 Will he be weirded out, flattered, or indifferent when my Abercrombie-inspired tattoo sleeve is finally done in a month or so?

Avi Bernshaw asks: What did you do with Fitch?

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.



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