The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Ivo Victoria

by Sampsonia Way    /  December 17, 2013  / No comments

In this segment of The Writer’s Block, Ivo Victoria discusses how becoming a writer has made him a reader, how music is his biggest stylistic influence, and how he plays the “game between fact and fiction.”

On November 7, Belgian novelist Ivo Victoria read with Pittsburgh resident and writer Román Antopolsky at a Salon Reading held by City of Asylum Pittsburgh (COAP). The two writers were involved in a one month writer-in-residency exchange organized by COAP and Belgian literary organization Passa Porta. Ivo Victoria is a musician turned novelist who has published two novels. The first, How I Never Won The Tour de France for Under Twelves (and Regret It) was short-listed for the Dutch Debut Prize. The second, Fortunately We’re Powerless, was short-listed for the Libris Literature Prize. Both were long-listed for the acclaimed AKO Literature Prize. Ivo Victoria’s third novel Fire Thieves is set to be published in March 2014. He also publishes short stories and columns.

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