Kobo in Conversation with… Christopher Faerwald

Posted by Kobo Reads April  29, 2013

Kobo unearthed an archived interview with the esteemed author Christopher Faerwald. Does it offer any insight into his mysterious downfall?


KOBO (K): You have become quite the sensation, Mr. Faerwald. Did you ever envision this level of success?


CHRISTOPHER FAERWALD (CF): I am certainly pleased that my work has reached such a large audience. Did I expect it? No, I don’t think so.


K: What is the next step in your literary journey?


CF: Once you’ve achieved a certain amount of esteem and managed to touch a vast group of people, it can become infectious. I find myself wanting more and more.


K: Are you at all worried about any potential backlash from your mercurial rise?


CF: I try not to think about it, though there are ways to keep negativity at bay, as long as you’re diligent. 


K: What do you mean?


CF: I feel like there is a deeper understanding of the universe to be had. There must be a way to navigate the dark and the light; to use both to your advantage. 


K: Okay. Well, in a similar vein, you’ve enjoyed a rare blend of critical acclaim and mainstream popularity. Is that sustainable? Can you have your cake and eat it too, as it were?


CF: For a time, at least. Nothing lasts. Every meal ends with a bill. 



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