Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell's latest novel is Tigerlily's Orchids.

From her Q & A with Arifa Akbar for The Independent:

Choose a writer and say why you like him/her

My favourite book - The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford, which I have read about 20 times - is different from my favourite author, who is Iris Murdoch. I find her books exciting and unputdownable. Her characters are so carefully studied and indepth; I love that.

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Which fictional character most resembles you?

I would find it impossible to say as I don't know how people see me, I only know how I feel.

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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?

Desmond Tutu because he appears strong and funny and for me, it's essential to be witty and amusing. I feel like that about him when I see photos of his lovely smiling face.
Read the complete Q & A.

Learn Ruth Rendell's answer to the question: What book do you wish you had written?

--Marshal Zeringue