Five With Zach Plague

"Five With..." asks five simple questions of someone involved with Pilcrow Lit Fest. For our next guest, please welcome Zach Plague.

1. What are you working on now?

I'm working on my debut novel, boring boring boring boring boring boring boring. It's a hybrid typo/graphic novel, which means it's heavy on the design end. I took my time writing and editing it, and the result is I kind of have to design in a panic. Beyond that I'm always working to promote the swell authors we put out on featherproof. This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record is our latest book, and it's a YA novel, which is different for featherproof, so there are a lot of new outlets to explore.

2. What is your favorite part of literary festivals and why?

I like the schmoozing, the boozing, and the... perusing. Of good books.

3. Who are your favorite small press mover/shaker types at the minute?

A perennial favorite is Open City Books, they just do a few a year, but you always know they'll be fantastic books. The designer in me is blown away by PictureBox.

4. Which author do you wish was coming to Pilcrow Lit Fest this year who is not?
Oh, gosh, I don't know. I am excited about some of the people who are coming. Namely Pete Coco, Timothy Schaffert, and Scott Stealy. Great writers, great guys.

5. If you were in charge of picking a theme song for Pilcrow Lit Fest this year, what would it be?
Let's say 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' by Metallica, but with some minor lyric substitution:

For whom the pill crows!
Guth marches on!
For whom the pill crows!

(AG: Wow. I never thought I would ever, ever see my surname slipped into a Metallica song. That might go without saying. Rock on.)

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