Archived interview with Jack O'Connell at 'Crime Culture'

This is an oldie but a goodie: Jack O'Connell talks to Neddal Ayad of Crime Culture about his work.

Here's an excerpt of the interview: 

Neddal Ayad: How do you keep the topography of Quinsigamond straight? Is it all in your head? Do you have a map?

Jack O’Connell: I’m not entirely comfortable with the question. The topography is a pretty big part of the magic, you know? I’ve got a few crude maps in the drawer. I’ll admit to that. Quinsigamond is always, entirely, in my head. But probably not in the way that you think. I’m always about one hour of sleep away from fading out of the here and now and into Q-town. Truly. I’ve grown accustomed to it, if that’s the right word.

Quinsigamond has a palpable concreteness to me. It’s only about two degrees removed from my mundane reality. I can be sitting at a red light and I can suddenly fade into the Q. I can see it. I can feel it. I can have a completely effortless sensory experience of some parcel of the city. And then the light turns green and the car behind me honks and I’m yanked back into “real time” like a fish on a hook. It’s an exhausting bit of travel sometimes.

You can click this link to read the entire interview, and you can also check out O'Connell's author page to see the four books of his that we published.  

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