Richard T Kelly joins us to answer our five, five-themed questions…
Passion, insight and argument about the biggest issues facing the country right this very minute. The Knives is a novel about the dramas and moral dilemmas of politics, and these affect all our lives, whether we wish it or not.
2. Which 5 authors (dead or alive) would you invite to a literary dinner party? What would be on the menu?
What would be on the menu?! It would need gender balance, so counting me I’d like Lucia Berlin, Anne Sexton, Edna O’Brien, Norman Mailer and Seamus Heaney. If the weather was good I’d cook something out of Ottolenghi.
3. 5 things to do in Felixstowe/at the seaside?
I love Suffolk though this will be my first time in Felixstowe. I fancy a look at the Seafront Gardens and the Martello Towers. I’ll be wanting fish and chips, and a pint of Adnam’s. And even without the excuse of my children I might build a sandcastle.
Very little that I can remember – though I liked being read to, certainly. But I didn’t really read avidly for myself until I was 9 or 10.
5. The 5 books I’d take on a desert island are…
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky, The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer, Victory by Joseph Conrad, Auden’s Collected Poems and The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis.
Thanks Richard! Have you got your ticket for this fab event yet? Get on it now!