John D. Preston, Psy. D., ASPP
John Preston is the author of Ink, Ghosting and The Dig, and one travel book, Touching the Moon, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. He is the television critic of the Sunday Telegraph.
We made John Preston, author of Kings of the Roundhouse, cry with our quick-fire questions!
Who or what always puts a smile on your face?
What are you reading at the moment?
A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun by Razor Smith
Which author do you most admire?
Saul Bellow or Ian McEwan
What’s your earliest memory?
Guzzling on gripe-water
What is your greatest fear?
Reintroduction of Prohibition.
What makes you angry?
Forgetting my tranquillisers.
How would you like to be remembered?
As the chief suspect for a string of unsolved crimes.
Have you even done something you've really regretted?
Many, many times
How do you spoil yourself?
I gorge on freshly killed meat.
What’s your favourite word?
Who do you turn to in a crisis?
Have you ever had any other jobs apart from writing?
Pig castrator, film editor, stage manager.
What’s your worst vice?
Where do you write?
At my desk.
Where’s your favourite city?
When was the last time you cried?
While completing this questionnaire
One wish; what would it be?
To remain heroically unspoiled by success.
Did you enjoy school?
I bloody loathed it