Fictionella Fifteen with Eva Fejos

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you title it?

Good Morning, I’m Still Dreaming

What is your favorite quote?

“I’ll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.” -Noël Coward

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why?

There are many places I wish to visit, but one of them would definitely be Bangkok again.

If you could be a character in any novel you've read, who would you be and why?

Niki in my novel, Vacation in Naples (this novel will be published in English in the summer). She is a cool, gutsy investigative reporter, and somehow always ends up in sticky situations she has to escape. I’m a journalist too, and I see my own feisty side in her.

What is your favorite dessert?

My mum’s cherry pie.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

No. Yes. Maybe. I’ve never experienced this because I need the second (third, forth) sight, but I believe that some people can fall in love at first sight.

What is your favorite day of the week?

Maybe Friday, but I like each.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, Rumli is my 13-year-old dog. He is very nice dog, and a very good friend.

What kind of music do you like?

I like music with a good beat because I listen to music mostly when I’m running. For instance, I’m listening to songs of Aerosmith while jogging.

What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on?

I enjoyed each of them. But it was really fantastic to land for the first time in Bali. Indonesian islands are the most exotic places I have ever seen.

If you could take three things to a deserted island, what would you take?

A nice boat to discover the neighbor islands and to escape. A satellite telephone. And my computer with a solar charger.

What is your favorite TV show?

I like The Ellen Show.

What is the funniest movie you've ever seen?

Bandits with Cate Blanchett.

What was the first concert you ever attended?

I went to a school band’s concert when I was approximately 15. This was the worst music I have ever heard, but somehow I liked it.

Describe yourself in five words.

Dreamer, planner, happy, quick, crazy.

About Eva Fejos

Eva Fejos is a Hungarian writer and journalist. She has had 13 bestselling novels published in Hungary so far. Bangkok Transit is her first bestseller, which was initially published in 2008. Eva has won several awards as a journalist, and thanks to one of her articles, the legislation pertaining to human egg donation was modified, allowing couples in need to acquire donor eggs more easily. She spends her winters in Bangkok. Eva likes novels that have several storylines running parallel. She has visited all the places she’s written about. She has sat through a few sex reassignment surgeries in a run-down little clinic in Bangkok; spent a few days at an elephant orphanage in Thailand; and has investigated the process of how Thai children are put up for adoption while visiting several orphanages. Eva founded her own publishing company in Hungary last year, where she not only publishes her own books, but foreign books too, hand-picked by her. Her books published in Hungary thus far are: Holtodiglan (Till Death Do Us Part), Bangkok Transit, Hotel Bali, Csajok (Chicks), Eper reggelire (Strawberries for Breakfast), A mexikói (The Mexican), Cuba Libre, Dalma, Helló, London, Karácsony New Yorkban (Christmas in New York), Karibi nyár (Caribbean Summer), Szeretlek, Bangkok (Bangkok, I Love You), Most kezdődik (Starting Now – the new edition of Till Death Do Us Part), Nápolyi vakáció (Vacation in Naples – the English version to be published in 2014), and Száz éjjel vártam (I Waited One Hundred Nights – to be published in spring of 2014). 

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