Interview with SPFBO Author Graham Austin-King

Write on: Sun, 06 Oct 2019 by  in Archive Read 5876

Welcome to! Can you tell us a few things about yourself?

I'm a fantasy author of five books. Some people agree that they aren't all awful.

Editor’s Note: Your name is known to the hive mind, Graham Austin-King.

What book did you enter SPFBO with, and is it your debut?

I entered with The Lore of Prometheus which is my fifth novel.

Tell us a few things about it. What should the Judge you'll be allocated to, expect from it?

Prometheus is a military/urban fantasy. Imagine Jason Bourne meets X-men.


You'll compete against 299 other books. Do you believe your book will stand out against the competition, and if yes, why?

I think it will. Prometheus is very different to anything I've written before and it's hard to classify into a subgenre which I think probably benefits it. It has a level of humour in it as well, which I think helps any book flow.


In Dyrk Ashton's pants.

Editor's Note:  You are not the first to level these complaints towards Dyrk. We are taking steps to investigate the matter in full.

Why did you decide to enter SPFBO in the first place?

SPFBO is an amazing opportunity to gain exposure for a novel. Not only have several authors signed major publishing deals as a result of this exposure, but also the stigma of self-publishing is being slowly eroded. The question is why wouldn't I enter?

Are you working on a book right now? What should we expect from you next?

I'm working on the sequel to Faithless right now.

Anything else you would like to add? A message to the other contestants, the Judges, or Mark Lawrence himself?

Good luck everyone!

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

An African or a European swallow?

Editor's Note: Thanks for telling us a little about The Lore of Prometheus, Graham! I know for a fact Lynn loved your book and I myself am looking forward to digging into it later down the line! Good luck in the coming months! 

Last modified on Tuesday, 04 February 2020 15:57
Filip Magnus

Filip picked up his first fantasy novel when he was seven and hasn’t stopped reading since. A critical reader who judges novels on their technical use of language and plot alike, he has a soft spot for literary fiction and tragic, heroic tales.

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