A. "No, I do not weep at the world. I am to busy sharpening my oyster knife." --Zora Neale Hurston
A Conversation with Aliya S. King, Author of Platinum
1. How true to life are the characters in Platinum? Do you think the novel will “out” any of the characters’ real-world counterparts?
The characters are composites of several different celebrities. Some people will think they recognize certain people but actually, the real inspirations are different. It’s a fun guessing game. I don’t think anyone would necessarily be outed. Many of the scenarios...