Monday, February 18, 2013

Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper's new novel is The Engagement.

From her Q & A with Anna Metcalfe for the Financial Times:

Who are your literary influences?

Are influences the same as writers I like? They are Graham Greene, Janet Malcolm, Charlotte Brontë and JM Coetzee.
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If you could own any painting, what would it be?

They’re not paintings but I love Alexander Calder’s studies of the circus, full of dash and dare.
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Who would you choose to play you in a film about your life?

Rita Hayworth.
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What’s the strangest thing you’ve done when researching a book?

Fishing in a small tin boat in crocodile-infested waters. My host had perfect confidence that if he didn’t hurt the crocodiles, they wouldn’t hurt him.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue