5 Questions - Nora Chassler
This article is from 2010.
Reviewing her debut novel last year, we described Nora Chassler as ‘a distinctive new voice’. Here, she responds by taking on our Q&A
Can you give us five words to describe Miss Thing?
Confusing, sweary, sweet, funny, disguised.
Which authors should be more famous than they are now?
Ted Berrigan is a great American poet. He’s dead, but fame doesn’t do the living much good anyway. Oh, and Steve Aylett. But I wouldn’t wanna meet him …
What do you love about book festivals?
I love bookshops at festivals, the way they only have a few books to choose from. Limitation is freedom!
Which dead author do you wish was still alive today?
Alex Haley writing as Malcolm X. I’d like to know what he/they made of where we are now.
What would you change about the publishing world?
9 Aug (with RJ Price), 10.15am, £10 (£8).