Interviews

Q&A with Sarah Pinborough

Well, it's been some time since we last did a Q&A, and we've been meaning to get Sarah Pinborough in as a victim volunteer for a while. At the time her novel The Death House was about to be released, it was all over Twitter, and I was champing at the bit to read it. On meeting Sarah at a GollanczFest signing, she said she would send me one for my birthday, which she very kindly did.

Q&A with Lauren Beukes

I've been wanting to do a Q&A with Lauren Beukes ever since I read The Shining Girls (which, when I try to type it, always starts out as The Shing Girls). I managed to nab a pre-publication copy (because I'm cheeky in bookshops and I just ask for them), and I was hooked.

Q&A with Peter James

A change of direction for this one, Plot Bunny jjclark conducted the interview over the phone. So, over to Joe.

Q&A with Danil Mikhailov

Danil Mikhailov is an instructor at Fujian White Crane kung fu club in London, and has recently self-published his book on the subject, The History and Philosophy of Kung Fu: An Introduction. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions from Brighton Plot Bunnies about the process of DIYing, why he made the choices he did and how he has been marketing the book.

Q&A with Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell has written five novels to date: The Sparrow, its sequel Children of God, A Thread of Grace, Dreamers of the Day and her latest book Doc. Her writing spans several different genres and her way of telling stories draws readers in.

She kindly agreed to answer some questions for Brighton Plot Bunnies.

Q&A with Guo Xiaolu

We were fortunate enough to have Guo Xiaolu agree to answer a few questions for us here at Brighton Plot Bunnies. She’s a great writer and her native language being Chinese means that the way she expresses herself is very precise.

Q&A with Tina Walker

Tina Walker is a BBC screenwriter who has worked on several short films. She has an IMDb page and is an established writer on the BBC serial drama Doctors. I have known Tina for some while and as we recently got back in touch (thanks, LinkedIn!), I asked if she wouldn’t mind answering a few questions for us. She agreed, and this is what she said:

Q&A with Lisa See

Lisa See, the Chinese-American author of such titles as Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (which has been adapted for the screen) and Shanghai Girls and its heartbreaking sequel Dreams of Joy, is our first international Q&A writer. Her work focuses on what it's like to be a Chinese woman, both in China in centuries past and as an immigrant to the USA in the 1930s. She kindly agreed to answer some of our questions, and this is what she said.

Q&A with Tony Jordan

Tony Jordan is a British screenwriter. In the early 1980s, he sent a script on-spec to the BBC, who invited him in for a chat, told him they were working on a new soap opera and asked him to write an episode. The soap opera was called EastEnders and thus his career was launched. More recently, he has been the series creator and main writer for Hustle and has also been closely involved in the making of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.

Q&A with Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde is a person who has written lots of books. The first one he had published was The Eyre Affair, and a little anecdote about that was that it was rejected 76 times before being published, and he can probably decorate his bathroom with the results of his efforts. Now, the whole Thursday Next series, which comprises six books so far with another one due out in July 2012, has something of a cult following.

Q&A with Joanne Harris

First of all, we must thank Joanne for agreeing to this insanity.

Joanne Harris is the acclaimed writer of Chocolat. The sequel is called The Lollipop Shoes and she has just submitted Peaches For Monsieur Le Curé, the third novel featuring some of the same characters from both and which is due for publication at the end of May 2012.