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…

The Writers Write Interview – John Connolly

Author: John Connolly Birthday: 31 May 1968 Star Sign: Gemini Date: 17 October 2006 Where: Erwins The Book: The Book of Lost Things (Hodder) ~~~ 1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction? I always wanted to be James Bond, but I lacked the…

The Writers Write Interview – Jodi Picoult

Author: Jodi Picoult Birthday: 19 May 1966 Date: 25 September 2006  / 17 August 2007 Where: The Headmaster's Office, Crawford College, Benmore / The Local Grill, Parktown North The Books: The Tenth Circle (Hodder) / Second Glance (Hodder) / Nineteen Minutes (Hodder) 1. Who is…

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 – 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 – 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 – 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…