The Writers Write Interview – Jill Mansell

Author: Jill Mansell Birthday: 15 June Date: 13 March 2007 Where: Erwins, Sandton, South Africa The Book: Thinking of You (Headline) Jill Mansell is a British author of romantic comedy. Her books have sold over ten million copies worldwide. 1. Who is your favourite hero of…

The Writers Write Interview – Pamela Jooste

Author: Pamela Jooste Date: 28 February 2007 Where: The Polo Lounge at The Westcliffe Hotel The Book: Star of the Morning (Doubleday) ~~~ 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Atticus Finch. 2.   What is your most treasured possession? My photographs. 3.   Which living person…

The Writers Write Interview – Mavis Cheek

Author: Mavis Cheek Birthday: 15 June Date: 20 February 2007 Where: Erwins, Sandton, South Africa The Book: Yesterday's Houses (Faber & Faber) Mavis Cheek is an English novelist who describes herself as one in a line of feminist, subversive women authors – with jokes. 1. Who…

The Writers Write Interview – Peter Godwin

Author: Peter Godwin Birthday: 4 December 1957 Date: 6 November 2006 Where: The Hyatt Hotel, Rosebank The Book: When a Crocodile Eats the Sun (Picador) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Don Quixote 2. What is your most treasured possession? It would have…

The Writers Write Interview – Tom Eaton

Author: Tom Eaton Birthday: 5 February 1977 Date: 20 October 2006 Where: Coachman's Crossing, Bryanston, South Africa The Book: Texas (Penguin) 1.    Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Tintin or his arch nemesis, Rastapopolous. 2.    What is your most treasured possession? My ability…

The Writers Write Interview – John Connolly

Author: John Connolly Birthday: 31 May 1968 Date: 17 October 2006 Where: Erwins The Book: The Book of Lost Things (Hodder) John Connolly is an Irish writer. He is best known for The Book of Lost Things and his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker. The series…

The Writers Write Interview – Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is an American writer. Approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages. Author: Jodi Picoult Birthday: 19 May 1966 Date: 25 September 2006  / 17 August 2007 Where: The Headmaster's Office, Crawford College, Benmore / The…

The Writers Write Interview – Michael Connelly

Author: Michael Connelly Birthday: 21 July 1956 Date: 13 July 2006 Where: Erwins, Parkmore, Sandton, South Africa Interviewer: Amanda Patterson The Book: Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers (Orion) 1.    Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Philip Marlowe 2.    What…

The Writers Write Interview – Philippa Gregory

Author: Philippa Gregory Birthday: 9 January 1954 Date: 19 June 2006 Where: The Balalaika Hotel, Sandown The Book: The Constant Princess (Harper Collins) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? The protagonist from Mine Own Executioner by Nigel Balchin 2. What is your most…

The Writers Write Interview – Alexander McCall Smith

Author: Alexander McCall Smith Birthday: 24 August 1948 Date: 11 June 2006 Where: The Staffroom, Crawford College The Book: Blue Shoes and Happiness (Polygon)  1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Lucia from the Lucia books 2. What is your most treasured possession? My…