Today I am interviewing Damian Dibben, author of the new historical fiction novel, Tomorrow.
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DJ: Hi Damian! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Damian: Tomorrow is my first novel for adults having written the children’s/young adult series The History Keepers. The books, three so far, are acclaimed internationally, have been translated into twenty-seven languages with a movie under option with Working Title/Universal. Prior to writing books, I worked as a screenwriter – and occasional actor – in the UK and Hollywood, on films as diverse as Puss in Boots, Phantom of the Opera and Young Indiana Jones. I live with my partner and three dogs half in central London – on the river opposite St Paul’s cathedral – and half in rural W Sussex. I’m a keen explorer and interested in everything from cosmology to archeology to quantum mechanics. I am patron of the Kids In Museums charity and do a good deal of work for them.
DJ: What is Tomorrow about?
Damian: The book follows the quest of a 217-year old dog who must travel through the courts and battlefields of Europe in search of the man who granted him immortality. His journey takes him from Elsinore Palace to the London Frost Fair of 1608, from the strange court of king Charles I to the wars of the Spanish Succession, the golden age of Amsterdam and to nineteenth century Venice. He befriends both humans and animals, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for destruction and gains insight into both the strength and frailty of the human spirit. But Tomorrow’s journey is also a race against time. Danger stalks his path, and in the shadows lurks an old enemy. Before his pursuer can reach him, he must find his master – or lose him forever.
Tomorrow is a story of love that spans the centuries, of hope as the world collapses into war. A story of devotion and courage, and the unbreakable bond between two souls. Continue reading