“Why I loved making this book is because it shows a different perception of our everyday life.” Annegien van Doorn, 33, photographer, Amsterdam.
“I think that in the process of writing a novel, you tend to fall in and out of love with your work a lot.” Owen Sheers, 41, schrijver, dichter, Talgarth (Wales).
“You’ve got a running book here about what you will see, about how much more you get out of life by getting up and going out.” Alexandra Heminsley, 38, author, Hove, UK.
“Answering the question why I love this book is, when it’s with reference to a book I’ve written, is extremely hard.” Ann-Marie MacDonald, 56, writer, Toronto.
“Why I love this book: it says something that I really, really want to say.” DBC Pierre, 53, writer, London.
“Come for the words, and stay for the photographs. Or maybe the other way around.” Gary Shteyngart, 42, writer, United States.
“My favourite part of the writing process is research, and Touch & Go is no exception. In this case, the novel was inspired by a situation close to home.” Lisa Gardner, 43, author, Jackson, New Hampshire, USA.
“It was a fascinating time for experiments, terrible political experiments, wonderful cultural experiments. and I tried to capture them.” Philipp Blom, 44, writer, Vienna.
“It’s a big love story based in the war of England and on an island of Massachusetts.” Santa Montefiore, 44, author, London.
“There’s also this kind of archive images, where she’s really looking for herself, for her identity, and that’s what you see when you see the pictures.” Sander Marsman, 32, photographer, Amsterdam.
“When I was playing in the forrest, when I was about 14, I imagined other worlds in between the trees all around me. That was around the time I imagined the little village of Moorvale…” Matthew Jobin, 41, anthropologist, writer, East Palo Alto, USA.
“The title of the book might sound a little bit ridiculous, but actually bananas do have sounds.” Ece Temelkuran, 40, writer, Istanbul.