Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson's books include Marshmallows for Breakfast, My Best Friend’s Girl, and The Ice Cream Girls.

From her Q & A with Arifa Akbar at the Independent:

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

JG Ballard. He had an incredible imagination – very few people can put the depth and passion into characterisation and plot that he did. He was also master of the twist-in-the-tale ending.

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Which fictional character most resembles you?

A while back I would have said Miss Marple, now I'd probably say Little Bo Peep – substituting "time" for sheep.

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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?

If you'd asked me years ago I would have said Oprah [Winfrey] because seeing her show one day when I was off sick inspired me to leave my job and work freelance. In that time I started the book that would become The Cupid Effect and started my career as a published author. I haven't seen Oprah's show in three years – since I left Australia. So, now, I genuinely...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue