October 31, 2014
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books


(Zack Giallongo is the artist of The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth, and its sequel, The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet.)

What was the last book you read?

I haven’t finished it yet, but I love the title (and the book so far). But I’m reading The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill. It’s about the Minotaur, who has survived to modern times, working at a barbecue restaurant outside of Atlanta.

What food goes perfectly with your novel?

You could go one of two ways with this. For SZMRP:Macbeth, I suggest tacos. Or, if you want to go very authentic, Scottish haggis. However, I actually love both of these things, and I’m thinking a little fusion cuisine of a haggis taco would be a great thing to put in your face.

What’s your favorite word?

“Callipygian.” I like the rhythm and the way it rolls off the tongue. It’s also funny. It means “having a shapely buttocks.”

What literary character should your readers use as a basis for their mental picture of you?

Rooster Cogburn from True Grit by Charles Portis. Anyone who’s met me knows that we share many of the same traits: a beard, an eyepatch. Also, I am so way tough. I could totally be a U.S. Marshall with my level of toughness!

What literary character is your favorite Halloween costume?

One year I dressed as Grendel using a series of bath mats. I don’t remember if I won or not. . . .

One Comment on “ Five Questions with Zack Giallongo ”

  • Patricia. Burrow (Aunt Chickie) | November 5th, 2014 2:24 pm

    So proud of my nephew. Collecting your books for the next generation while your cousins and I are reading them now. Keep up the good work.

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