Edoardo Albert

The Wall at the End of the World, Fiction, Issue 39, June 15, 2017

Birthday? 17 January in the year nineteen hundred and sixty three

When did you start writing? Shortly afterwards!

When and what and where did you first get published? 
My first published story was called 'Do You Want to Die?'. As you'd expect from the title, I wrote it when I was very young, in my late teens (if posed such a question now, my answer would be a resounding, 'No!'). The story was published in a little Irish magazine, sometime in the early 1980s and for nearly two decades it was the only story of mine that was published.

What themes do you like to write about? Walls at the end of things.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work?
The writers who've most influenced me include JRR Tolkien, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson and Evelyn Waugh. The attentive reader will note that I've employed one of Kipling's typical structures in 'The Wall at the End of the World', while I try to emulate these writers' precision in language and exuberance in imagination in my own work.
Facebook page? EdoardoAlbert.writer
Twitter? @EdoardoAlbert
Oswiu: King of Kings, the third volume of Edoardo Albert’s The Northumbrian Thrones trilogy, has just been published by Lion Fiction. Edoardo is online at www.edoardoalbert.com, and on Facebook and Twitter, @EdoardoAlbert, too