One Minute With: Joff Winterhart, graphic novelist
Saturday 15 December 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
I am in my basement flat. I can see people playing floodlit rugby out of the window.
What are you currently reading?
'As I Walked out one Midsummer Morning' by Laurie Lee.
Choose a favourite author and say why you admire her/him
Carson McCullers is probably my best author. 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter', 'The Mortgaged Heart' and most of all 'The Member of the Wedding' are all mind-blowingly great.
Describe the room where you usually write
It is a box room at the end of my flat. One of the walls is white and the others are a lurid blue.
Which fictional character most resembles you?
Jasmine Adams from the aforementioned 'The Member of the Wedding' is a character I identify with. I don't know what that says about me as she is a twelve year old girl and rather trying at that.
Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Jonathan Richman, rock 'n' roll singer and Sister Corita Kent, radical screen-printing hippie nun from 1960s Los Angeles.
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