The Writers Write Interview – Jodi Picoult

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

The Writers Write Interview – Michael Connelly

Author: Michael Connelly Birthday: 21 July 1956Date: 13 July 2006Where: Erwins, Parkmore, Sandton, South AfricaInterviewer: Amanda PattersonThe Book: Crime Beat (Orion) 1.    Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Philip Marlowe 2.    What is your most treasured possession? My signed first edition of The Big…

The Writers Write Interview – Alexander McCall Smith

Author: Alexander McCall SmithBirthday: 24 August 1948Date: 11 June 2006Where: The Staffroom, Crawford CollegeThe Book: Blue Shoes and Happiness (Polygon) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Lucia from the Lucia books2. What is your most treasured possession? My collection of paintings - I…

The Writers Write Interview – Bryce Courtenay

Author: Bryce CourtenayBirthday: 14 August 1933Date: 8 February 2006Where: Writers WriteThe Book: Whitethorn (Penguin Viking) 1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Jock of the Bushveld2. What is your most treasured possession? A painting by my then 8-year-old son, Brett, who painted what he…

The Writers Write Interview – André Brink

Author: André BrinkBirthday: 29 May 1935Date: 13 July 2005Where: Leonidas Coffee Shop, Hyde ParkThe Book: Praying MantisInterviewer: 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 me by a friend 3 years…

The Writers Write Interview – Ian Rankin

Author: Ian RankinBirthday: 28 April 1960Date: 4 June 2004Where: Crawford College, Benmore Gardens, Sandton, South AfricaThe Book: A Question of BloodInterviewer: Amanda Patterson Ian Rankin was the first author I ever interviewed. It was 2004 and I had the UK’s best-selling crime writer all to myself…