‘Opera Prima’ aims to give visibility to new writers who publish their first fiction work.
Anna Bailey (Bristol, 1995) always had writing in mind. She also considered devoting herself to journalism and was editor of a few magazines for some time. However, it assures Pawn, “While it was a very informative experience, I realized over time that no one wanted to pay, or pay, graduate journalists, so I became a barista to be able to pay the bills. ” However, she admits to being a lucky woman to have a mother who “encouraged me to continue writing all the time.”
He followed his advice and reached the point where his first novel was, who is innocent (Edison B), has ranked itself as one of the best sellers in the United Kingdom, becoming the first on the newspaper’s list for a few weeks. Guardian, “It was amazing. I’ve been reading that list since I was a little girl and I never thought that one day my name would be there. Now, it reaches Spanish bookstores and gives it all over again.” ready for
Nobody Wants to Pay Graduate Journalists, or Too Much, So I Became a Barista So I Can Pay the Bills
The British tell the medium that for some time she lived in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, in the United States, “one of the most beautiful places I was in, but also isolated from the rest of the world, because she lived there. In the middle Little cabin. I used to think ‘coyotes can eat me and no one will know’, and I thought it was the perfect setting to uncover a mystery. When I returned to my country and this story in my mind I was very clear about where I was going to put it.”
The story follows Emma and her best friend Abigail, who go missing after a night party in the woods of Whistling Ridge, a remote Colorado town. “The characters in the novel play a huge role as it explores the entire community in the wake of the disappearance of a teenage girl. It was important for me to show characters of different ages and positions and reflect on how this can affect their behavior in different aspects,” says the author, who also stresses the racism spread after the incident, Especially with a Romanian immigrant rat. Joe has just arrived at the place, and his friend Emma, whose father is Mexican.
“I wanted to write about an America that I experienced myself. Before living in Colorado, I spent two years in Texas, where I met many people who were inspired by Trump’s rhetoric, who for any have also become more confident in expressing their distaste, whose opinions, looks, or beliefs differed from their own. In my specific case, as a young queer person, I did not like how at certain moments he told me about his I felt like there was something wrong with me, so writing this book was a way to process almost everyone, sure.
In this sense, he regrets that the United States is becoming “a nation where many people blindly follow the whims of their government and their preachers and others suffer for it. wanted to explore the dangers of the mindset and its failure to rebuild an aggressive society.”
Xenophobia and racism are two major elements in Bailey’s work.
Beyond xenophobia, Bailey’s story also denounces sexism. “These are difficult topics to write about because there is always the danger of reducing abuse to mere experience. But violence against women, not only for their physical bodies but for their right to exist as human beings, has been a part of my life. has never been more timely, so it seemed important to address it.”
Mysteries are the order of the day in this plot. “Everyone has, but the fun for the reader is to discover and know who is dangerous and who is trying to keep something private about himself to avoid being judged by this very claustrophobic community.”
Violence against women has never been so topical in my life, so it seemed important to address it.
Bailey’s early success inspired him to work on his second novel, however, he insisted, “I’m going to take it easy. Globally and for me personally, it’s been a busy two years.” , and writing hasn’t always been easy for me. But I’m getting there: it’s another novel in America, this time in Texas in the 1970s, and I think I want to see things change today without How K continues. It has been a very interesting project to investigate.”
Regarding the possibility of making the leap to the big screen, he admitted, “It would be something I would love to do but I know it’s an incredibly complicated process, so I try not to be delusional. I first Feeling very lucky to have got published since then, the rest will just be the icing on the cake.”