Frukostintervjun: Charlotte Rogan

Häromkvällen träffade vi Charlotte Rogan, som just publicerat Livbåten på svenska (utgiven av BookMark). Hon berättar att hon började skriva sin roman för tio år sedan och att det mer eller mindre var en slump som gjorde att ett förlag intresserade sig för den. Nu är den översatt till 26 språk. Dessutom har hon ett antal skrivna romaner hemmavid som aldrig blev utgivna. Jag bara älskar sådana historier!  Samt att veta allt om frukostvanorna.

Rogan_hemsida1Hej Charlotte! Vad äter du till frukost?
I eat breakfast and dinner–not lunch. For breakfast, I like black tea and unsweetened yoghurt with some kind of fruit and nuts added to it. I love the fact that Swedes seem to like the same thing–my hotel had a wonderful breakfast buffet containing exactly what I needed.

Toppen! Läser du helst morgontidningen eller en roman till frukosten?
I am a morning person, so after I have made breakfast, I get right to work answering emails and then writing. I try to use the productive part of the day to work for as long as I can. Then I will exercise–I usually go jogging with my Border Collie–and in the afternoons, I do my errands and either get back to my writing or read. There are so many books I want to read–nonfiction for research and fiction for inspiration–that lately I find myself neglecting the newspaper.

En bra morgonroman, vad kan det vara?
All novels are suitable for breakfast reading!

(Det tycker vi också). Vad läser du just nu?
I have just finished Harvest by Jim Crace–this haunting book was shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize. I am also reading My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard, and I bought The Serious Game by Hjalmar Söderberg when I was in Stockholm. That one intrigues me for the moral conflict and psychological suspense.

Bra köp! Vad använder du som bokmärke?
A sticky note. And I always read with a pencil in my hand, as I like to mark passages and make notes in my books.

En viktig avslutande boknördsfråga är förstås hur du sorterar böckerna i hyllan?
Of course I have piles of unorganized books around the house, but the book shelves have different sections for fiction, history, politics, science, and philosophy. Within the fiction section, the books are sorted by the first letter of the author’s name, but I do not alphabetize them further than that. Recently I saw a photograph of a library where the books were sorted by the color of the cover. It looked quite astonishing, but I have enough trouble finding the right book with my own system!

Färgsorterat, en favorit! Vi ser fram att läsa romanen. Tack!

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