# What are you reading right now?
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Hardy; Face of the Enemy by
(ironically enough); Gold by Dan Rhodes; Day by AL Kennedy; An old pub near the angel by Jim Kelman
# Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace; the new Gianrico Carofiglio and End Games by Michael Dibdin
# What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?
The DWM season 3 special
# What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
A play which inverted black and white for sociological comment within the English class, but which failed to engage the class at all.
# What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
Pfitz by Andrew Crumey
# Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?
We don’t have a town library in the area where I now live. My children are well known to the librarian in our nieghbouring town, and my materialist instincts mean that our house has been steadily swamped in books.
# Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?
I’ve not had any joy persuading people I know of the merits of Anthony Price’s Dr Audley spy thrillers.
# Do you read books while you eat? While you bathe? While you watch movies or TV? While you listen to music? While you’re on the computer? While you’re having sex? While you’re driving?
In order: Yes, yes, sometimes, yes, occasionally, em no, and I don’t drive but read when someone else is driving.
# When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
No, other than my regular reading of Doctor Who target novelisations (around the time Baker, C was in situ)
# What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
The Damned Utd by David Peace