Saturday, December 15, 2007

Rupert Thomson

Rupert Thomson is the author of eight novels, among them The Five Gates of Hell (1991), The Insult (1996) and Divided Kingdom (2005). His latest novel, Death of a Murderer, has been shortlisted for the 2007 Costa Novel Award.

Anna Metcalfe of the Financial Times asked him a few questions.

Two exchanges from the interview:

What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris, the greatest office novel ever.

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Which literary character most resembles you?

It’s arrogant, but the cat in Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.

Read the full Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue