The Heroine’s Journey of Saralisa Pegorier

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 
The creativity that offers to me and the freedom to work at the time I want and where I want.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?
A life full of surprises and adventures.

What is my greatest fear? 
To be misunderstood and abandonned. To die alone.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  
I’m too wild sometimes.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 
It’s difficult to answer to this question because I’m not a very admirative kind of person… But at the moment I really love the work of Aleksandra Waliszewska.

What is my greatest extravagance? 
Tsundoku !

On what occasion would I lie?
Now.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Loneliness.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
Yesterday, during 10 minutes… then I doubted again.

If I could, what would I change about myself?
A little bit more confidence would be nice.

What is my greatest achievement in work? 
My first book “Le monstre des toilettes” published by Les Éditions du Poisson Soluble.

Where would I most like to live?
Somewhere by the sea.

What is my most treasured possession?
Mostly oddities I found on flea market (old photographies, weird objects, books…)

What is my most marked characteristic?
I’m sharp and determined.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
The countryside when the wind comes up and the sky turn dark.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
I’m really addicted to things hidden in pasta… I’m always looking for the best pierogis, gyozas, etc…
There is a nice place for chinese steamed dumplings in my city called Long Quan (Toulouse, France).

What books influenced my life and how? 
Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was my first literary emotion when I was about 2 years old,
it was full of nice sentences and delicious words for my little girl ears.
Maybe it’s the book that gave me the taste of writing.

Who are my favorite writers?
Guy de Maupassant, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Ray, Roald Dahl,…

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
I would listen Éric Satie, Gymnopédies.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
The first emancipated women.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
“Some like it hot” from Billy Wilder. It’s funny, it’s sexy and there is Tony Curtis !

What role plays art in my life and work?
I can’t imagine a life without art. It’s a big source of inspiration.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My lover.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? 
Nobody in particular, I am open to any form of collaboration especially if it takes me where I don’t expect.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?
A dead one for sure ! Aubrey Beardsley, Austin Osman Spare, Chéri Hérouard… They are so many!

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?
Another children’s book full of monsters and a naughty book for their parents.

Where can you see me or my work?
On my website : www.saralisapegorier.com
And Facebook or Instagram.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 
It makes me think of an expression that would be engraved on a grave…

How can you contact me?
saralisa.pegorier@gmail.com

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