Jed Rubenfeld is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of the novel The Interpretation of Murder.
From his Q & A with Boyd Tonkin for the Independent:
Choose a favourite author and say why you like him/herRead the complete interview.
Kazuo Ishiguro. I've read every book he has written... Here's someone else with an exquisite ability to captivate you with his language – and to capture the human drama.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
In my own writing, I suppose it has be [the psychologist] Stratham Younger – but I wish it was the detective, Jimmy Littlemore.
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Abraham Lincoln. I still tell stories about him to my kids. He was a man of tremendous integrity, morality and self-restraint. And he was one of the few politicians who transcends politics.