Interview with Trygve Wighdal
Trygve E. Wighdal is a Norwegian ordained priest living in Paris where he met the author of these demoniacal chronicles he edited and you now hold in your hands. Some claim Trygve E. Wighdal is Lorenzo Bladuzzi’s pseudonymous, a Palermo based writer whose novel Desiderio Robotica has been lost since 2004. Some others wait for his new novel he currently writes in Toscana, Italy.
What inspires you to write?
Madness. First that of my own. And then of the world we’ve created for ourselves.
“Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy,” wrote Albert Camus in his essay The Myth Of Sisyphus . To Camus, “there is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.”
I’d like to argue the point that our collective suicide, be it total annihilation of life through the nuclear war or our slow demise through the climate change that would torn the society apart at the seams, is not the only truly serious problem (philosophical or otherwise) facing the humanity anymore. For, if we somehow manage to survive these apocalyptic scenarios we’ve been scribbling on the proverbial wall of our collective demise, we could also end up having our humanity factually obliterated by collectively going mad.
Thwarting, strike that, trying to contribute even minutiae efforts into attempts to help thwarting that madness is the inspiration for my recent works.
Tell us about your writing process.
It’s a mess. It would even messier to try to talk about the mess.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I cry when they suffer.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you can live without writing, don’t.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After an agent from hell wasted my time and squandered my money I’ve decided to go my own publishing house route.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Likely as bleak as any other future involving the humans. But no matter our barking madness we’re resilient and resourceful beyond belief, so perhaps there’s a chance.
What genres do you write?: psychological thriler
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Both eBook and Print