Burnt asked Ben Marcus:

Sherman Alexie once said that every piece of fiction is at least semi-autobiographical. Do you think it's possible (or neccesary) to avoid that happening?

Ben Marcus I don't see why we'd want to avoid it. Some of this is semantical, anyway. To me, there's a kind of emotional autobiography sometimes in what I write. It's rarely explicit. Even if the story is fantastical, and beyond the realm of explicit possibility, I hope it's driven by real feelings, and there's always going to be a link back to the writer in some way.

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