The Writers Write Interview – Bryce Courtenay

Author: Bryce Courtenay Birthday: 14 August 1933 Date: 8 February 2006 Where: Writers Write The Book: Whitethorn (Penguin Viking) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Jock of the Bushveld 2. What is your most treasured possession? A painting by my then 8-year-old son,…

The Writers Write Interview – Adriana Trigiani

Author: Adriana Trigiani Birthday: 3 November 1959 Date: 26 October 2005 Where: The Staffroom, Crawford College The Book: Rococo (Simon & Schuster) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Jane Eyre 2. What is your most treasured possession? My grandmother's wedding cake topper from 1932…

The Writers Write Interview – Alexandra Fuller

Author: Alexandra Fuller Birthday: 1969 Date: 25 July 2005 Where: Emses, Sandton, South Africa, and then, via email The Book: Scribbling The Cat (Picador Africa) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? I relate best to the anti-heroes. Some of V S Naipul's tragically humiliated…

The Writers Write Interview – André Brink

Author: André Brink Birthday: 29 May 1935 Date: 13 July 2005 Where: Leonidas Coffee Shop, Hyde Park The Book: Praying Mantis Interviewer: Amanda Patterson ~~~ 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Don Quixote 2.   What is your most treasured possession? A little blue bus given to…

The Writers Write Interview – Ian Rankin

Author: Ian Rankin Birthday: 28 April 1960 Date: 4 June 2004 Where: Crawford College, Benmore Gardens, Sandton, South Africa The Book: A Question of Blood Interviewer: Amanda Patterson Ian Rankin was the first author I ever interviewed. It was 2004 and I had the UK’s best-selling…