Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ben Okri

Whitney Kisling interviewed Ben Okri for the Financial Times.

A couple of the questions and answers:

What was the last book you couldn't finish?

Finnegan's Wake, by James Joyce. But I'm going to have another go soon.

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Which work would you most like to review?

Don Quixote. It'll keep turning me round and round, which I like. I've read it three times.

Read the entire Q & A.

Ben Okri won the Booker Prize with his third novel, The Famished Road, a magical realism tale narrated by an African spirit-child. Okri received an OBE in 2001. His latest novel, Starbook, is out this month in Britain.

--Marshal Zeringue