Interview with Davidy Rosenfeld, Author of Farewell, My Babylon

16 Mar 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Farewell, My Babylon (Erez Brown Series Book 1)?

I’m a huge admirer of Raymond Chandler, Philip Marlowe is one of my childhood heroes, so I wanted to write a Philip Marlowe novel set in Modern Tel Aviv; my city of dreams.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Farewell, My Babylon (Erez Brown Series Book 1), what would they be?

Wild is the Wind by David Bowie.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I like to read a good mystery, especially noir and hardboiled detective, but I read almost all genres of books. I don’t really care about the genre of a book, so long as it’s good…

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

On the pile next to my bed you can find “A Philosophical Investigation” by Philip Kerr, a techno thriller set in modern England, and “The Narrow Road to Oku” by Basho.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I can’t say I had a favourite scene, but I liked the opening of the book, I think it reflects my hero well. He’s cynical, witty, and always knows what the right thing to do is. (As for myself, I never have a clue what is the right thing to do is, but that’s just life I guess…)

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

No, I just write whenever I can.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Life is short, live and let live, if life gives you lemons, just add gin and tonic.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Be good, you know what to do.


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