Interview with Novelist Brian Howlett (THE KILL REGISTRY)

Watch the Novel Reading:

Get to know the novelist:

What is your novel about?

Society grants people the right to kill one person without consequence in a misguided effort to quell gun violence. A young man struggles to choose if – and when – to pull the trigger.

What genres would you say this story is in?

Dystopian/black comedy/adult/literary

How would you describe this story in two words?
One bullet.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?
The Bourne Identity.

What is your favorite song?
Racing In The Street, Bruce Springsteen.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
Tender Is The Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

What motivated you to write this story?
Gun violence is so out of control, it’s ridiculous.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
My mother.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Family. The outdoors. Northern Ontario. Cycling. Sports. Work. Craft beer.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?
As a short story it garnered a lot of reaction. This longer form is a work-in-progress, but I wanted to share it.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Don’t think about writing; write.


By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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