Aleks Farrugia

Since watching Neverending Story as a kid, Aleks Farrugia has always dreamt of living in the magical land of Fantastica, something he hasn’t yet quite achieved. As a substitute he spends nights hovering in fantastical worlds of his own creation. He admits that his greatest influences in writing might actually not be literary at all and that his use of words is a substitute to his limited knowledge of the use of notes, the musical ones. He finds inspiration in Beethoven, Mahler and Shostakovic, considers James Joyce tremendously boring, revels in Ezra Pound’s undeciphrable Cantos and loves all about Ernest Hemingway and his novels, except The Old Man and the Sea.