Short & Snappy with Wesley Robertson

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS.

Weird

WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Living to 111, so that I will have been alive in three separate centuries.

FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Pan’s Labyrinth

BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

A trip to Cape Town from my wife.

DESCRIBE YOUR HANDWRITING.

Erratic, but trying hard to be legible.

IN TEN YEARS, WHAT WILL YOU BE NOSTALGIC FOR?

These first days with my puppy.

FAVOURITE WORD?

Lugubrious

WHAT’S THE BEST SHORT STORY YOU’VE EVER READ?

“Victory Lap”, by George Saunders.

WHAT FICTIONAL PLACE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT?

Hogwarts

MORNING OR NIGHT?

Night

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT HOME?

My wife lives there.

WHAT’S THE LAST ADVENTURE YOU WENT ON?

Last year I immigrated to Australia for ever, having never before been outside of South Africa for any length of time.

WHERE’S THE FIRST PLACE YOU LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?

The sea.

IS CEREAL SOUP?

According to Wikipedia, yes, I think. But I’m not an expert on grains, even though I read the Wikipedia intro.

WHAT’S THE CLOSEST THING TO MAGIC?

My dictionary says that its ‘Magi’ or ‘magilp’, which is apparently an oil painting medium used in the 19th Century.


Wesley Robertson is a writer from Perth. He has been published in Aerodrome and The Ranfurly Review and took part in the 2017 Toolkits: Fiction program. In 2017, he was part of Westerly’s second Writers’ Development Program, where his story ‘In the Forest, at the Sea’ was published.

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