Latitude 2013: Five minutes with... Will Storr


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Will Storr is a novelist and an award winning longform journalist, who will also be at this year's Latitude.

Which latitude are you on right now?


Sum up what you do for us in one sentence for anyone who might not know…

Journalist, author and photographer

If you could give us one hot tip for who to see at Latitude what would it be?

Cat Power

Do you have any pre-show rituals?


What’s your best festival story for us? The stranger the better!

Last year at Port Eliot I ate Byron cheeseburgers for every meal

Tell us a something you’ve never told an interviewer before…

I drink at least 10 cups of extra strong Tetley a day

What’s your signature cooking dish?

Six-hour ragu

What book/film/record etc. changed your life and why?

Julian Barnes 'A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters'. The chapter 'parenthesis' made me realise that writing could be for me, not just for grown ups

Knock Knock, who’s there?

The doorbell seller

What’s the best thing about performing live?

The pattern seems to be nerves-panic-elation-self hatred

And lastly summarise Latitude in three words

Hope there're cheeseburgers