Iris Smyles discusses & signs her novel Iris Has Free Time Monday, June 24th at 7pm.
1. Are you a fan of Colt 45?
“It works every time.” Who am I to argue with Billy Dee Williams?
2. Favorite stop in LA?
The museum of Jurassic Technology and The Griffith Observatory are devoted respectively to my two favorite things: fiction masquerading as truth, and space!
3. Who are your literary influences?
Proust is a big one. Like me, he was a dilettante partier until he was 30 when he decided, seemingly out of nowhere, to retire from social life, retreat to his bedroom, and essentially stay there until he’d completed the semi-autobiographical novels comprising, In Search of Lost Time. A roman a clef, my novel is modeled in part after his; certainly Proust is its patron saint as Iris Has Free Time is about lost time, too.
4. Fictional character you love to hate and/or least admire.
Larry Darrell is still the worst thing about young people today.
5. Describe your book in a tweet (140 characters or less)
Youth in its twilight.