Archive for March 24, 2010

Patrick Wensink interview

Posted in Bizarro Authors on March 24, 2010 by carltonmellick

New Bizarro Author Series writer Patrick Wensink was just interview by Leo Weekly here:

Leo Weekly

Here’s an excerpt:

LEO: What kind of person reads bizarro fiction? Is there a community out there?

Patrick Wensink: I’m actually learning this right now, by going to bizarro conventions and meeting the other writers on the press. There isn’t one type of person who is into it — younger people, older people, etc., even conservatives. I think mostly it’s people who are looking for something different. My publisher says she looks for a book that will make people say, “Oh my god, I can’t believe someone made a book about this.” It has to be weird but original. Not just weird for weird’s sake.