Why do you like writing?
: I'm ambivalent about writing; sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't.
When did you start writing and why?
: When I was an infant at school. I don't remember why, but I suspect it might have had something to do with the fact that my teachers were rather keen on corporal punishment.
How long have you been writing?
: About fifty years.
What is the best book you have ever read?
: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome, 1984 by George Orwell, Etc, Etc.
Who is your favorite author?
: Emily Bronte.
What is the best story you have ever written?
: What a question!
What is some advice you would give new writers?
: When you go to the pub always take a pen and paper with you. It's bloody infuriating when a sentence comes into your mind and you have nothing to write it down with.