One Minute With: Erin Kelly, novelist
Friday 25 January 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
I'm on the 263 bus on Holloway Road. If I smear a porthole in the window I can see the Odeon.
What are you currently reading?
'Heretics' by Will Storr. It's a collection of essays about, and interviews with, science-deniers. The more novels I write, the more non-fiction I want to read.
Choose a favourite author and say why you admire her/him
I like any writer who marries strong narrative with high style, like William Boyd, Maggie O'Farrell and Lesley Glaister.
Describe the room where you usually write
It's a cliché, but a converted attic in North London. It's got dusty bookshelves, cheeseplants, an oriental rug, the lot.
Which fictional character most resmbles you?
I don't know about resemble, but I always identify with an awkward teenage girl: Zora from Zadie Smith's 'On Beauty' is a favourite.
Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Ina May Gaskin, author of 'Spiritual Midwifery' and natural birth pioneer.
Erin Kelly's new novel of psychological suspense is 'The Burning Air' (Hodder & Stoughton, £16.99)
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe in bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Hitler’s food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
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Pharrell Williams says 'Blurred Lines' criticism is 'out of context'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
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Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter