Thursday, 10 March 2011

A Brief Chat with Author Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O'Hagan is the author of The Atlantic Ocean and The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe among others.

What was the last book you read and what are you currently reading?
Edmund de Waal's beautiful memoir The Hare With Amber Eyes was my last read. Such a terrific blend of history and personal obsession. I am now reading all of Dickens' novels: what amazing characters. Thrilling.

Which book from your bookshelf at home is your most treasured & why?
I really love my edition of Breakfast at Tiffany's. It was given to me by an Australian poet, and represents friendship, grace, biting humour, and a lovely sense of memory.

Which fictional character do you most identify with?
Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. I'm basically a gypsy with a brooding and slightly ridiculous sense of the romantic.

What are you working on next?
A simple, warm tale of an old woman and a soldier, The Illuminations.

Thanks to Andrew O'Hagan for coming in for a chat and to sign some books. And extra thanks for sharing the title of his next book with us - the first time he's announced it!

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