FEBRUARY 2010

 

 

Nicole Manker - Sacramento / California

 

Why did you choose to self-publish rather than using a publishing company?


This wasn’t really a choice but rather a consequence due to the magnitude of my ambition. I’d be very happy if some day I’d meet a competent partner who was willing to offer professional structure to my literary work. Even with the very first sentence of my first manuscript, I wanted my books- yes, I already had thoughts of writing other ones- to be published worldwide. Although this is becoming a reality due to distribution via the internet, at the time, it seemed much harder to conceive. Therefore, I undertook my own steps in publishing internationally by integrating a concept of using volunteer translators. Today, with help of close friends, the promotion of my literature is spread through media interest. We’ll see what comes of this, but I have great confidence in its success.



 

Trevor Gustafson - Malmö / Sweden

 

In a few words, how would you summarize ‘Legend of a Nomad’?

 

‘Legend of a Nomad’ is the story of an initiatory journey through the five continents, consisting of a long history of encounters and interactions with a myriad of people and situations, all of which reveal that life is much richer than we can imagine. I’d like to add that this first book has been an in depth analysis of a personal evolution, as well as an excellent means of reflection and dialogue for both myself, as the author, and for many of my readers.




Abeer Abdel Moneim - Cairo / Egypt

 

How did you develop this literary genre that you term ‘philofiction’?


I’m most at ease with interactions that occur through dialogue, both in real life and with literature, which explains why I choose to use dialogue in my writing. Fiction offers me the opportunity to invite my readers to partake in a tale or a fable- an imaginary story- with the purpose of communicating real messages pertaining to philosophical or spiritual matters. This genre of literature not only gives me immense freedom, but also permits me to propel my readers to new dimensions. In terms of its literary essence, I prefer simplistic language, which is a powerful tool when it comes to dealing with existential questions and other great matters of life.