Saturday, January 5, 2008

Jim Crace

Angel Gurria-Quintana interviewed Jim Crace for the Financial Times.

Three questions from the Q & A:

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

Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.

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What book changed your life?

In Evil Hour, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, taught me you don't have to write realist fiction.

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What book do you wish you'd written?

Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.

Read the full interview.

Jim Crace's debut novel Continent, won the Whitbread First Novel award in 1986. He was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Quarantine (1997). His latest book is The Pesthouse (2007).

--Marshal Zeringue