Wales Literature Exchange interviewed our Bookcase author Llwyd Owen, about his writing and his influences.
1. What first inspired you to be an author and where do your ideas come from?
I was inspired to write my first novel by my experiences working as a ‘runner’ for a post-production company in Cardiff. The job was hell… so I concocted a Satanic tale that was influenced by the story of Robert Johnson, the great bluesman who sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads; what I saw and heard as part of my day-to-day work; poor lifestyle choices; and Take That, the greatest boy band of all time.
My ideas mainly come from real life. The rest I just make up.