El Gato Templario

ÚLTIMO NÚMERO

Último número

ENTREVISTAS

Laia Soler, autora de Los días que nos separan.
Daniel Handler, autor de Todos somos piratas o Y por eso rompimos.
Leer más...

RESEÑAS

Por una rosa Laura Gallego, Benito Taibo, Javier RuescasMi plan D (Las chicas Sullivan I) Andrea SmithCuando me veas Laura GallegoPrisioneros de lo invisible Rosa HuertasLa temporada de los accidentes Moïra Fowley-DoyleTypos Seth Lear
Leer más...

¿QUÉ TE APETECE LEER?

Cuéntanos qué quieres leer y el Recomendador te dirá qué libros encajan con tus preferencias.

Jerebeque ¡PRUÉBALO! Jerebeque

 INTERVIEW 

James Dashner

El Templo #43 (diciembre 2014) por Lucía Gayo


Although your bibliography has already reached sixteen novels, we would like to start this interview asking about your early years as a writer. Was it something you always wanted to become? How did your first opportunities to get published arise?

I definitely wanted to be a writer since I was a little kid. Even at the age of seven or eight, I wrote short stories, many of them awful! But I loved doing it. When it came time to attend college, that dream to become an author still lived inside of me, but my practical side knew it was really tough to make a good living that way. So I studied accounting of all things, and worked in that field for a few years. But during those years I worked hard at my writing, getting published by a tiny publisher, then a medium-sized publisher, then my big break with The Maze Runner.

You were introduced to us in Spain thanks to The Maze Runner trilogy. Did you ever dare to imagine it would become such a successful saga? What do you think were the key points that to make it a success?

I definitely hoped, dream, imagined, whatever you want to call it. But did I really and truly believe it would ever get this big? Absolutely not. It still seems crazy to me, even the fact that a Spanish magazine wants to interview me. I can honestly say that I’ll never take this for granted, however. I try to enjoy it each and every day, remembering what it was like to be an accountant! As for why it’s successful, I think it’s a story that was just in the right place at the right time, and I feel very fortunate. 

If you were in the Glade, which character would portrait your behaviour there better? Would you dare to become a runner?

Are you kidding?I’m way too much of a scaredy-cat to be a runner. I’m pretty sure I’d end up being one of the Sloppers, cleaning up after everyone else. 

In your website you mention that The Maze Runner was influenced by Ender's Game and Lord of the Flies. Which aspects of these books do you think are the most interesting? What other books have left a mark in you?

I just always loved the concepts in those books of people being taken from their normal lives and put into a completely different, terrifying setting. It provides plenty of room for adventure and mystery, but also it’s a great canvas to study the human spirit and create compelling characters. In the end, that’s what truly makes a story memorable. 

Volver arriba

¿QUÉ DICEN NUESTROS LECTORES?

gabriel sofia gordillo sandoval en Ciudad de hueso (Cazadores de sombras I): Super cool.... Leer comentario

María Ángeles en Tengo tanto que contarte: Me ha encantado esta historia. Está narrada en primera persona p... Leer comentario

Massiel gongora cervantes en Divergente (primera parte de la saga): Me encantó, está muy bueno. ... Leer comentario

SHADRYCK en Cuando me alcances: Me encantó el libr0, lo leí en dos días de tan entretenido que se... Leer comentario

Vanessa en Forbidden: Estuve cerca de tres meses con el libro en la computadora sin que... Leer comentario

Eva Castillo Carón en El violín negro: Al principio gusta, con el tiempo decepciona. Las escenas supuest... Leer comentario

ÚLTIMAS NOVEDADES EN EL CATÁLOGO
#CITASCALLEJERAS
ÚLTIMO NÚMERO