INTERVIEW AT A BLUE MILLION BOOKS
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
My fellow writer Amy Metz, author of Murder & Mayhem, invited me for an interview at her great blog “A Blue Million Books”. The main theme was “The White Prisoner”. Here is how the interview started. Check out more here
– Ognian, tell us about your book.
– The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s Secret Story is a typical non-fiction sports book. It’s based on the events around the arrest of Galabin Boevski, the famous weightlifter, who was caught with huge amount of cocaine in his suitcases at Sao Paolo airport in 2011. He received 9 years plus sentence and started to serve it in Brazilian prison.
Surprisingly, one day he landed in Sofia airport after been served just two years of his jail time. Nobody believed how he was able to get out of prison. Many versions were put on the news stream not only in Bulgaria, but around the world.
– Why “The white prisoner?”
– The word white is linked with three things: First, Boevski was sentenced in Brazil, where most of the other prisoners were Latinos or Afro-Americans. Secondary, he was arrested with cocaine possession and the color of the drug is white. Boevski is pleading non-guilty in the novel; this is why the other connection is with pure and white.
His story is secret, because for the first time many things not only around him, but also for the ugly elite sports world are unveiled.
The rest of the interview here