September 9th, 2021 | Admin2 mins read
Scriptor in Fabula is a series of video interviews realized by writer Tanya Tyniälä with the goal to gain further insight into the different writers living in Finland.
In this second video, we interview the author Xan van Rooyen, "𝘢 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘳, 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘔𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 – 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 – 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘫𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘬𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴".
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁: We make use of the 'non- traditional questionnaire' ('cuestionario no tradicional') as introduced by the poet Mario Benedetti to make the interview more relaxed and enjoyable. The idea is to present the writer with an unusual question that they have to answer in a very creative way. Of course, there will also be a more traditional section to give information about the author (not part of the interview). Towards the end of the interview, some time will be dedicated to the author reading part of one of their texts in its original language.