I first met Brent Weeks the afternoon before his Seattle book signing for The Black Prism. Terry Brooks, Shawn Speakman, and I met Brent and his charming wife for some Mexican food before the evening’s festivities got rolling. I liked him from the get go. We had a great conversation at dinner, and sometime that evening I asked about doing an interview. He said yes and he and I have spent a few months casually trading emails. What follows is that exchange. Thanks, Brent!
Peter Orullian: Hey, Brent. Let’s roll first with the basics: books you’ve written, foreign languages, professional mentions, genre, and your thoughts on the meaning of life.
Brent Weeks: Oh, good, I thought this was going to be in-depth. I’ve written five books now—one of which shall never see the happy halogen glow of a bookstore—then The Night Angel Trilogy, and now the first book in a new series, The Black Prism. The Night Angel Trilogy is currently being published (or in the translation process) in thirteen languages. Let’s see if I can remember: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Complex Chinese, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian, and Greek.
Professional mentions... um, I think most professionals try to avoid talking about me in polite conversation.
As for the rest—aha, I see, this is one of those Get the Author on His Heels and Overwhelm Him interviews, isn’t it?