Happy Birthday, Åke Edwardson, born 10 March 1953
- Writing is very hard, if you are serious. I don’t really tell a story differently for young adult readers compared to adults, and I have written 21 books in different genres. It’s just the perspective that can change a little—the style is the same, the language.
- My method: I spend some time just thinking about an outline, when, where, who, why… I do some preliminary research, maybe a journey. Some interviews. When it comes to the procedure, I go to a friend of mine who is a Chief Inspector. I check my ideas with him. Is it believable, or just plain ridiculous? Could this have happened?
- Society ends up with the adults it deserves. It’s just a little more obvious nowadays.
- Characters and plot are equal in any story in any genre. You can’t make do with just the one. A writer’s job is to tell a story, and there has to be someone to tell it about.
- You have to have a certain personality to become a detective, and the pressure and desperation of the job is like a drug. It’s not healthy. The only other profession I can compare it with is writing.
Edwardson is a Swedish author of crime fiction.
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