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 (Orion) ~~~   1.    Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Philip Marlowe 2.    What is your most treasured possession?…

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…

The Writers Write Interview – Santa Montefiore

Author: Santa Montefiore Birthday: 2 February 1970 Date: 9 May 2006 Where: Erwins, Sandton, South Africa The Book: The Gypsy Madonna (Hodder) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? The Count of Monte Cristo 2. What is your most treasured possession? My diaries. 3. Which…

The Writers Write Interview – Stephen Leather

Author: Stephen Leather Birthday: 25 October 1956 Date: 13 March 2006 Where: Nescafe, Rosebank, South Africa The Book: Cold Kill (Hodder & Stoughton) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Simon Templar - The Saint by Lesley Charteris 2. What is your most treasured…

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…