Grief, love and familial ties

The novel explores grief, love and familial ties. Is it important to you to contemplate big themes in your writing?

My raison d’etre in writing is to encourage readers to reflect on subjects they may not have considered before, or from a different perspective. I’m fascinated by thought-provoking questions and topics, and I want others to feel that way too. I believe in making big themes accessible in novels without writing novels of ideas as such. The characters, setting and plot, all contribute to the overall impression I want to achieve.