"When and how did you realize that you wanted to become a writer?
PP: Writers’ epiphanies only happen on films; consequently, I never realized I wanted to become a writer. I started writing short stories and trying my hand on novels when I was fifteen years old and as a very simple result of reading a lot and having the—wrong—perception that there was something untold to be told and I could tell it. So I started writing and publishing on small literary magazines and reading on bars, being part of the underground scene of the underground scene—really on the catacombs of it,—and I won a couple of prizes which made possible the publication of my first efforts as a writer, which means that I was considered by others a writer long before I wanted to become one. When I looked back and realized what effects my work had already produced it was too late to stop.
Hispanic New York, 13 de setiembre de 2013.