Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans’ novels include The Loop (1998), The Smoke Jumper (2001), and The Horse Whisperer (1995), which has sold more than 15m copies in 36 languages and in 1998 became a film starring Robert Redford and Kristin Scott Thomas.

From his Q & A with Anna Metcalfe at the Financial Times:

What book changed your life?

Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses.

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Who would you choose to play you in a film about your life?

Daniel Day-Lewis, of course, but I’d settle for Woody Allen.

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Who are your literary influences?

Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling.

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What book do you wish you’d written?

Anna Karenina.
Read the complete interview.

--Marshal Zeringue