Friday Five: Robin White

dinopicThis week’s Friday Five focus is on Robin White, author of lit fiction and speculative fiction short stories, novellas, and novels.

Robin is a twenty six year old writer and teacher from the U.K. He has had work featured in Dogzplot, Bartleby Snopes and other places besides. He splits his time between the British countryside and the Wilds of Brooklyn.

His latest work is a piece of speculative flash fiction, set in Japan. There are robots. And there is fishing. It’s spectacular. Find it over at Bartleby Snopes.

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1. Thinking about the stuff you’ve written, who’s your favorite character and why?

Goodness. I’ve no idea. I’m fond of a robot I wrote about in my most recently published piece. His name is Francis and he likes to fish.

2. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever researched for your works or biggest/most out-of-the-ordinary thing you’ve done while researching?

Where to start? All manner of sexual practices. Japanese slang. How long it takes spit to hit the ground if projected from a high building. How much the average male prostitute can charge in an hour. The Olive Garden.

3. What genre do you currently read most and why?

Any short fiction. I’m not worried about genre right now, though I do drift towards the speculative. I’ve been reading Haruki Murikami, lately.

4. Why do you write in the genre(s) you listed above?

I enjoy writing about the absurd, quite honestly. Speculative Lit allows me to indulge that fancy. Otherwise, I adore the tone of Literary Fiction. It’s character driven, it’s unapologetic and it’s a genre which contains many of my favourite works.

5. What do you want your tombstone to say?


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Robin’s latest short story, “The Great Strawberry,” is available at Bartleby Snopes.

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