A. give it seventy percent
A. sincerity, humour, kindness
A Conversation with Simon Lewis, author of BAD TRAFFIC
Q: In BAD TRAFFIC, Inspector Jian arrives on English shores unable to speak the language or understand many of the English customs. How were you able to create his experience?
SL: The first time I worked for Rough Guides, I was sent to the northeast region of China, and told to write a guide to it. I didn’t speak any Chinese at the time so I spent several months bewildered, befuddled and alienated. This...