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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 favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Getting lost/early evening drinks

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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I admire all manner of historical and mythical figures but I don't particularly identify with any of them.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

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

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