The Booktopia Book Guru Asks
author of Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch
Ten Terrifying Questions
1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?
I was born in West London and grew up in North London, two stops from the end of the Piccadilly Line. I went to Catholic schools my whole life. My secondary school was all-boys. I left at the age of 16. Eventually I took and passed two A-levels through home study, then went to Watford College for a one-year course in Advertising Copywriting.
2. What did you want to be when you were twelve, eighteen and thirty? And why?
I always wanted to be a novelist. At 12 I wanted to be the next James Herbert because I had just read The Rats. At 18, I wanted to be the next Graham Greene because I was devouring his work at the time. At 30, I wanted to be the next Joseph Heller, because someone at Time Magazine in New York told me I was Continue reading