The LitFest Blog
What are you looking forward to at the 2015 Festival?
Everything! Under the stars, by the waterfront, on the desert sands …everything.
What inspired you to write?
I shudder at the thought of using words such as ‘inspire’. I’m a mere alleged humorist. I started writing columns when I became unemployed in 2002. I wrote my first novel at the height of the 2008 financial crisis in a desperate attempt to try and keep my mind off it.
What is the best piece of advice you were given about writing?
No one has given me any advice on writing. I plead guilty. I take full responsibility for it.
If you were marooned on an island, which book would you want with you?
A blank one.
Which literary character would you invite to dinner?
I’d be delighted to meet Rupert Psmith; that perfectly fitting waistcoat, the knife like crease, the monocle et al.