interview Luis Andres Cruz, author Pain routes.
When did you start writing? Who or what inspired you to do?
Although my first book is, I have always been writing. I am a journalist and from the 19 years of work in media, in newspapers in my country, Honduras. My writings have been newspaper and thought it was time to do something different, so I decided to delve into this aspect and publish this book.
Why this work? What do you propose to her?
The issue of migration has always struck me even more then collaborate with a team of French journalists who came to the country to perform work on child migration. Collecting stories, listening experiences, being around children, from one moment to another they were scarred for life, They motivated the implementation of this work.
What the reader will find in this book?
human stories, stories that reach the hearts of readers. This is a work to raise awareness as well as to the risks of irregular migration, Circumstantial especially those migrants: children.
What would you recommend to the reader before browsing the pages of this book?
Open your heart. Surely the stories become more sensitive readers to find the experiences of those who have made the decision to leave everything behind in search of a better future in their lives.
What we can bring reading Pain routes?
Certainly bring awareness. After reading the book, if one day you are a migrant in your land, not see it as inferior knowing everything that went through to be where you are. Racism is terrible worldwide and, especially migrants are victims of it. Reading the book may collaborate for fair treatment for migrants.
What writer or writers have inspired you most as a reader and why?
As a journalist is a must read Gabriel García Márquez, One of the favorites. further, Ernesto Sabato, with book on The tunnel, written in first person, It is one of those pieces that you can read it many times and always find something that you detected last time when you read it. As a journalist, there is a book called unpublished news newsroom journalist Thelma Mejía that particularly identifies us with the daily tasks that Gabriel García Márquez described as "the best job in the world".
How did the idea of writing about migration and the search for a dignified life arose?
Migration is as old as history itself event. To the need, human beings yearn for better living conditions, moving from their home to another. This issue is not unique to one country or a particular geographical area. This phenomenon is worldwide and that is one of the objectives of why I have written about this. So that in every part of the world where there are immigration, they can get these stories and I know many will feel identified with them.
Where have you inspired to create the character of Chico?
I do not know if you call it inspiration, only that it is a very common name especially in Latin America. At Franciscos they tell them Paco, Pancho or Chico. It is a common and easy to remember name, He was born the idea of naming the main character in the play that way.
What we you would count on the reality that is reflected in your work?
It's a good question and that all the stories told in the book are real, is the reality of life in many towns, realities that rush to seek a better life, which you look very far on their own land. So many will relate to these realities, the will take as their own because surely many of them lived.
What can you tell us how your book is reflected in the importance of pursuing dreams and fight to conquer the welfare, and the frustration of not achieving?
It's a tough stance. On one side is fighting for your dreams and find other ways to do it executed. Why the work is focused on creating that awareness and that the "migrant prospect" assess the whole picture before taking one of the most important decisions of your life. Dreams must be inherent in a person, but it can also be accompanied with a degree of common sense.
What method to use when writing?
Attached to the grammatical rules, obsessive regarding the use of syntax and spelling rules, application of descriptive and narrative techniques are some aspects to consider when writing.
Rate how was your experience with publishing Calliope.
Very good experience. They have not left me alone. I have provided the support I needed in this facet as a writer. It was important not to feel alone in this process and publishing Calliope has given me constant support from the moment I sent my manuscript and liked it and we are here.
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