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 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 fantasy profession?

A. Hang glider pilot

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. What’s your greatest fear?

A. People's excuses for disrespecting one another.

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