1. Rebecca Newton grew out of your 2003 adult book Orizon. Why did you choose to rework it as a young adult novel nearly ten years later? And how different is the current text?
When I started to write Orizon, my intention was to write a fantasy novel for young adults. On the way, too many philosophical concepts were added into the story and Orizon finally became more literary fiction for adults. However, I always intended to rework it at some point and make it what I always wanted it to be, since Fantasy is my favorite genre both as a writer and a reader, and I felt that that time had come.
Interview for SciFi Online
Mario Routi has been writing from an early age. He completed his first short story by the age of ten and his first theatrical script by thirteen. He has garnered many favourable reviews. Routi spoke to Charles Packer from his home in London...
Interview for Epic Magazine
With a writing style that will keep you on the edge of your seat, the author paralyses you with his extraordinary, evolving plot, keeping you eager to turn to the next page.
Interview with Teen Librarian
Hi Mario, thank you for taking the time to participate in this interview. For those readers that may not have come across you or your work before would you please introduce yourself?
Interview for Strange Magazine
The World of True Fiction
My contact with Mario Routi and his work led me into a magical meandering in the imaginary, though not so imaginary, world. To me, it is a great example for how books can serve as a gateway to another place. Same applies to some special people. Mario Routi is a person who lives inside his books, or that his books live inside him. He originally explored the worlds that he presents to his readers, mastering certain fields of knowledge and inspiration. He is a collector, a globetrotter, a noble, an artist, an eccentric thinker, a philosophical theorist, a manifold and ingenious person, who since we met, has graced me with his friendship, which I enjoy during nights of eternal conversations over our common interests. He is a low-key and modest man, and some times distant towards most people, absorbed by research and any kind of interesting aspect. There are many people who tried to talk him into giving an interview, without success, since he generally avoids publicity. Even though his work has been recognized and met success, his interviews and appearances are very few. Usually, he moves between London, NYC, Thessaloniki and Athens, sojourning in variant places, when he is not exploring the worlds of fiction or the lost stories of the past. For a very long time, I was trying to talk him into an interview for Strange, but my attempts were colliding with his great humility, until one night I brought him in front of a fait accompli and I held in front of him a tape recorder. In the following pages are written only a few parts of our interesting recorded conversation that I dragged him into… I believe that our co-travelers will enjoy it the way we did…