Susana López Rubio. Interview with the author of The Violet Candy Killer

Susana López Rubio gives us this interview

Photography: author's IG profile.

Susana Lopez Rubio She was born in Madrid and is a successful screenwriter and writer with more than fifteen years of experience in television and film. He has signed scripts for series like Police: in the heart of the street, Central Hospital y Physics or chemistry. He has also adapted the miniseries for television The time between seams and is also behind Acacias 38. His latest works include the adaptation of La templanza o Dressed in blue. He has also written screenplays for films such as How to survive a goodbye and short films, for example, Juan and the cloud, which won the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2015.

She is the author of two children's books and two novels, The charm y salt flower, which have been translated into more than nine languages. In February she published the third, which he signed together with Javier Holgado and it is titled The violet candy killer. In this interview He tells us about her and several other matters. I am very grateful for her time and kindness.

Susana López Rubio — Interview

  • ACTUALIDAD LITERATURA: Your latest novel is titled The Violet Candy Killer, which you sign with Javier Holgado. What do you tell us in it and why will it be interesting? 

SUSANA LÓPEZ RUBIO: The Violet Candy Killer is as if Agatha Christie met the Big Family. A mystery with a pop touch in the Spain of 1968, very addictive and with a very charismatic protagonist, who we think will bring more than a smile to readers.

  • AL: Can you remember any of your first readings? And the first thing you wrote?

SLR: As a child I devoured the books Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl's and Enid blyton. I read everything I could get my hands on, even the medication leaflets. I don't remember the first thing I wrote, but I figure it was a letter to the Magi or some drafting from college. I would love to check them out now!

  • AL: A leading author? You can choose more than one and from all periods. 

SLR: Impossible to choose just one! Without thinking much, John comes to mind. Irving, Stephen King, Almudena Grandes and neil gaiman

  • AL: What character would you have liked to meet and create? 

SLR: I would have loved to go for drinks with Fortunata and with Jacinta to turn Juan Santacruz green. 

  • AL: Any special habits or habits when it comes to writing or reading? 

SLR: I used to have more hobbies, but since having my son I have gotten rid of them all to make more time for writing and reading. Now I read and write everywhere: the bus stop, the supermarket queue, the subway rides... I have no limits!

  • AL: And your preferred place and time to do it? 

SLR: I don't care about the site, but the perfect thing is to do it with a Coffee in the hand. 

  • AL: What other genres do you like? 

SLR: I love them all, but my favorites are the police, Historical and science fiction. Separately and all mixed together, why not? 

Current outlook

  • AL: What are you reading now? And writing?

SLR: Right now I'm immersed in the saga Blackwater. Regarding writing, I am working as a screenwriter on several projects, but I'm afraid I can't say anything yet. I'm crossing my fingers that I can do it soon.

  • AL: How do you think the publishing scene is?

SLR: I think the publishing landscape is more competitive than ever. Many new items come out every week and there is a high rotation of books on the shelves. Although, on the other hand, that means that there are more opportunities for new authors

  • AL: How do you feel about the current moment we live in? 

SLR: I am in a very good moment in my life, happy with my family and with my work. The world is upside down, but we will always have books to take refuge when we want to escape reality for a while. 


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