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In an age of 'friending,' 'liking,' 'blogging' and 'tweeting' it's nice to have a sustained interaction with someone. I say this having just had an interview with the people of Indie Bookspot and having really enjoyed it. If only I could say that about all the interviews I've had.
Author interviews, when the interviewer knows his or her subject and is engaged are great fun. Sadly not all of them are; I remember my first ever interview many many years ago now; it took place in a coffee shop in Primrose Hill. The way I remember it I was brilliant - I talked about the state of the modern novel, the role of alienation in literature etc etc. I went on for hours. I was so profound I moved myself close to tears on a number of occasions. When the interview was over people sitting at other tables who had heard my wise words gave me a standing ovation. On my way out our waiter made me autograph his forehead and the coffee shop was later renamed in my honour.
When the interview was published all my amazing insights were nowhere to be seen. (That was in the old days when interviews were published on paper.) All the interviewer said was the size of my advance and that I had a mid Atlantic accent. What the interviewer had been writing down in her note book during the interview must have been a shopping list or, now that I think about it, maybe she was writing a novel...
Anyway if you'd like to read my latest, and much better, interview here it is: