Richard Hine, author of Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru Asks

Richard Hine

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


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