I've interviewed Australian writer and youth radio host Craig Schuftan, who has just released a new book called 'Hey! Nietzsche! Leave Them Kids Alone!' It's an exciting, discursive analysis, which at its heart compares emo, pop and rock n' roll to the philosophies of the Romantic movement of the nineteenth century.My Chimerical Romanticism: Part One (Thanks, Andrew!)
The two part interview is almost as wide-ranging and certainly as interesting as the book (if I do say so myself). He's a culture sponge and we discuss (among many other things) Nietzsche's philosophy, Weezer's lyrics, ludditism, the create font of melancholy, and whether the anti-depressant generation will have trouble expressing themselves artistically.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.