“My father would sometimes let me look through the scope of his hunting rifle, a 300 Magnum, at a poacher hunting illegally on the land. And in the novel, the boy ends up pulling the trigger, which is something I always felt very close to…” David Vann, 46, Author, Tampa Bay, New Zealand.
“I’ll tell you the book I have chosen as my favourite book. And it may make some people’s heart sink, because it is associated with difficulty, where in fact it should be associated with joy…” Stephen Fry, 53, polymath, trader in words, entertainer, national embarrassment, London & Hollywood.
“I managed after prison to pull myself together, do a bit of work, and get a scholarship to Cambridge. It’s a story really, about how I grew into becoming a television performer and writer, and the extraordinary amount of money I made by mistake…” Stephen Fry, 53, polymath, trader in words, entertainer, national embarrassment, London & Hollywood.