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.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Benjamin Constable
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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When people don't do what they say.

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’s your greatest fear?

A. People's excuses for disrespecting one another.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Muttley from The Wacky Races. (There seems to be an animal theme emerging. I've never noticed being particularly interested in animals before.)

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