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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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I don't really think like that. I'd love to meet anybody from history and I'm sure I'd have loads of questions and comedy advice like never travel on a ship called Titanic but choosing one person and not another doesn't seem interesting to me.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. The point is... like and perhaps/maybe

Q. What do you regret most?

A. The adoration that I inadvertently give to people I wish to be considered equal to, then finding that some presume themselves to be superior. It makes me feel abused but I think I have been at least partly responsible.

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