Benjamin Constable

Benjamin Constable was born in Bristol and grew up mostly in Derby. He lives in Paris where he writes fiction and teaches English. Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa is his first novel.

Books by this Author

Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never say with eight words what you can say with nine. I don't really do mottos.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. This changes but yesterday I watched Alan Rusbridger (editor of the Guardian) talking before a British government select committee defending his paper's publication of the Edward Snowdon leaks and he spoke clearly with staggering common sense and integrity. Today I think he's the person I most admire.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Don't be stupid, that's like asking somebody to choose to be incredibly unhealthy. Something with a lot of different ingredients. Curry?

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Bach's prelude in C# major from the Well-Tempered Clavier. Where Are We Now? by David Bowie, A.D. 2000 by Erika Badu, Me and The Devil by Gil Scott Heron, Happy by Pharell Williams?

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Getting lost/early evening drinks