Question Time with David Melling


David-MellingQ. Which other EAFOL 2016 participant are you most excited about?

I honestly couldn’t say. I’m just thrilled to be part of the festival and look forward to meeting as many of the authors as practically possible!

Q. Which book(s) are you reading now?

I’ve just finished The Road To Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson.

Q. Which literary character would you invite to dinner? And why?

I recently read a Terry Pratchett novel and have grown quite fond of the thoughts and behavior of Granny Weatherwax…she might be fun, although there is always the danger I’d finish the evening a different shape.

Q. There have been some interesting additions to the dictionary over the years. Which word would you remove?

Not sure I can answer that, do abbreviations count? Don’t like them!

Q. Who would write/ illustrate the story of your life?

Assuming anyone could generate enough interest to commission someone to do such a thing (not sure my life has had enough sparkle…to date), then maybe a wordless graphic novel…I’m a huge fan of French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé…