Ari Corsetti

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1. Year, major(s)/minor(s), plans after you graduate:

First semester senior, with a dual major in English/Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing. I’m in the process of writing my third novel and I’m going to see if someone wants to pay me money for other people to read it. In the meantime, I’m going to try and push my way into the editing industry. Essentially, I want to ingrain myself into the book-making industry with every ounce of my being.

2. What’s the last book you read for fun?

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Mariller. It’s a Transyllvanian retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

3. Coffee or tea?

Both. At the same time. In the same cup, even. With excessive amounts of creamer and/or sugar.

4. If you could be any literary character for a day, who would you be and why?

Lyra Silvertongue from His Dark Materials, mostly because I’d love to have a personal daemon and because she’s so brave and wily, and gets to travel around the world and see the Northern Lights and go to the Underworld and see so many beautiful, terrible things.

5. Quote to live by:

“I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again…I’ll be looking for you, Will, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you…We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pin trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams…And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…” — The Amber Spyglass, Phillip Pullman

“Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?” — Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell