I would like to welcome Hugh Howey, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Wool, to my blog. Thank you, Hugh for the interview! Hope you all enjoy this interview with him.
1.) What gave you inspiration to write Wool?
It started with the concept of the wallscreen. In Wool, the remnants of humanity live underground, and they only have this one view out on the world around them. The wallscreen gives them that view, and it isn’t a pleasant one. I got the idea from seeing what 24-hour news does to us, this steady stream of bad events, which has many people convinced that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. That view of the world is, I believe, untrue.
2.) Who is your favorite character in your book Wool, and why?
Solo. He has lived alone for decades, and that has frozen him in time in many ways. He’s grown old without ever growing up. He’s also a little mad. I really empathize with him.