A. grass-strimmer, pot-washer, conservatory salesman, bloke holding the board in Leicester Square, teacher.
A. Writing. I liked teaching GCSE re-sits at Richmond College, South London. To quote one of my students, it was live, bruv. Brrraaappp.
A. Ecclesbourne School, Derbyshire.
A. The Smiths, Marvin Gaye, Elliott Smith, Kate Bush.
A. Dead Man's Shoes, Junebug, On the Waterfront, LA Confidential, Moonstruck.
A. Alan Partridge, NYPD Blue, The Wire.
A. I live by the sea with someone nice.
A. Double your failure rate.
A. Alice Munro, Annie Proulx's short stories, Pat Barker - especially Union Street, Lorrie Moore, Hilary Mantel, Miriam Toews, Janet Frame, Daniel Jeffreys, A.A Milne, Ali Smith.
A. Close Range - Annie Proulx A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte Union Street - Pat Barker The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
A. Brokeback Mountain. I read it once every few months. And 'Walker Brother's Cowboy' by Alice Munro.
A. Do it because you love it, read lots, delete solitaire from your computer and avoid white cider.
A. Well, I had this image of a little kid falling out of a window. I started writing about that in my bedroom about 8 years ago. Things just got out of hand.