Monday, September 17, 2012

Ken Follett

Thriller writer Ken Follett has sold 100m copies of his 31 books worldwide. His first major success was Eye of the Needle (1978).

From his Q & A with Boyd Tonkin at the Independent:

Choose a favourite author, and say why you admire her/him

I'm very fond of Edith Wharton. She's a great storyteller... but she's also unapologetically intelligent. Her analysis of people's motivations always strikes me as brilliant.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?

Dr Watson. He tells us about someone braver and cleverer than he is.
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Who is your hero/ heroine from outside literature?

Willie....[read on]
Read about the book that changed Follett's life.

--Marshal Zeringue