Featured Interview With Vanessa de Largie
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born in Perth, Western Australia and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Perth is the most isolated city in the world – it has beautiful beaches and balmy weather but it is lacking a little in culture. Melbourne is a hive of artistic activity, I feel more at home here.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Funnily enough, I wasn’t much of a reader as a child. My love for reading emerged in my late teens and now I’m just a bookworm! I’ve always loved writing – journal writing, letter writing, stories, poetry. It’s what makes me tick.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite author is Charles Bukowski, I am a huge fan of his poetry. Other authors of interest to me are -Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Paulo Coelho, Julia Cameron, Milan Kundera, Maya Angelou, Henry Rollins. (Sorry, I got carried away….!)
Tell us a little about your latest book?
‘Don’t Hit Me’ is my personal journey through domestic violence. At the time, my journal was my only witness and release. It helped me survive. He had his fist but my pen was my sword.
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