As a follow-up to his wonderful MIRO review, Luke Sherwood interviewed me about the inspiration behind my debut novel, its setting and its characters. Some serious soul-searching followed, and I credit the candour of my answers to his very thoughtful questions.
The Q&A portion of the article is republished here with his kind permission. Read the original interview at Basso Profundo, dated September 10th 2016.
Q&A with A.E. Nasr, author of "Miro"
by Luke Sherwood
Luke Sherwood’s book reviews are a wonderful journey through authors’ endeavours, as seen through the eyes of one who samples with care and delight the literary promise. Today he honours MIRO with a review of startling insight and humbling praise... the stuff of every debut author’s dreams.
Read the full review at Basso Profundo.
“A gripping thriller of struggle against jack-booted occupation. A suspenseful, action-packed tale of war and insurgency.... This is a
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