Today Lovely Books Shines The Author Spotlight On…
Born in the Republic of Moldova in 1968, Gheorghe Virtosu has lived an intense and eventful life: after enjoying an idyllic childhood in his village, he left his parents’ home at 15 for the middle school in town, which eventually led to a military career. Established in London in 1992, he gained British citizenship a few years later. Having simplicity as a guiding principle and solitude as his main source of inspiration, Gheorghe Virtosu is rapidly becoming a household name in literature, with his mammoth novel, A Little Frog’s Heart, already a landmark on the compulsory reading list.
How long have you been writing? When did you decide to become an author?
In my case I was confronted with and defeated unimaginable hardship, but more importantly, I have been inspired by it and I managed to channel all my anger and frustrations and turned them into writing and art: an elegant way of rising above the ugliness of the world.
How do you find inspiration?
Suffering is sometimes what it feels like to be human. We don’t grow despite it, but through it. We can declare – “No more suffering!” – yet we also know that we’ve grown from it, so it’s more of a thanksgiving than a deposition.
How do you go about writing a book? Do you have any schedule, tricks or tips to share?
I thought up most of my themes and characters in a prison cell, but due to my circumstances at that point, I could only rough-draft them. Once I had my freedom back, I started developing them allowing each character and story to grow and become an entity in their own right.
What kind of books do you read? Who is your favorite author?
What are you currently working on?
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If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what kind of music?
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Who is your favorite villain?
The only difference between a hero and a villain is… Who is telling the story!
If you had to pick between receiving a million dollars today, or $1000 a month for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
No one makes a million dollars with minimal effort unless they win the lottery.
If you could take anyone out for coffee, dead, alive, or fictional, who would it be?
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