David Olimpio

Q & A with Our Journal Contributor David Olimpio

1. If you were reviewing your own work, how would you describe its style or point of view? 

Ornate sand castles in a hurricane of existential angst.

2. Who are some of your favorite contemporary authors?

Martin Amis, Phillip Roth, Neil Gaiman, Nick Hornby, Mary Gaitskill

3. If you were told you couldn't write anymore, what job would you pursue and why?

Restaurant owner. I have always loved the restaurant business for its chaos and its fun and its ability to take focus away from myself and the worries of everyday life. 

I would also continue to pursue my other creative interests of photography and music. I believe in diversification. 

4. When you think of Austin, what comes to mind?

Friends. Food. Bats. Music. In that order.

5. Answer the question you wish we had asked.

Morning. 

A List of Our First Journal Contributors

We are thrilled to announce our first journal contributors:

Sheila Heti

Derrick Brown

John Jodzio

Lisa Wells

T Kira Madden

David Olimpio

Boomer Pinches

Patrick Madden

Caitlyn Paley    

 

The journal is expected to be available in January 2014. Over the next two months, we will be sharing Q&As with several of our contributors. More details on our first edition coming soon...

Thanks,

The Austin Review 

 

This photograph is by Daquella Manera and used under the Creative Commons attributions license.    

This photograph is by Daquella Manera and used under the Creative Commons attributions license.