Favourite book/s? She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb; Alias Grace, Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood; Tully, Paullina Simons; Macbeth, William Shakespeare; Jessica, Bryce Courtenay; The Tomorrow Series (Tomorrow, When the War Began, in particular), Dear Miffy, John Marsden; Double Exposure, Brian Caswell; Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen; A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams; The Divine Wind, Garry Disher; Candy, Luke Davies; Loaded, Christos Tsiolkas; The Dark-Eyed Girls, Judith Lennox.
Favourite writer/s? Wally Lamb, Margaret Atwood, Paullina Simons, William Shakespeare, John Marsden.
What was the last thing you read? The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown.
What are you reading now? Salt Rain, Sarah Armstrong.
What do you like to read? (Poetry? Fiction? What genre?) Fiction, mostly literary/ contemporary. Digging my way through the classics, as well. I like poetry as well but I haven't read any in awhile.
What do you enjoy most about reading? Escapism, being transported/ sucked into the world of the story I'm reading.
Worst book you've ever read? (Why?) The Da Vinci Code was absolutely dreadful. The writing was... dreadful. Robert Langdon was boring and insufferable at the same time. I only read it to see what the fuss was all about - frankly, I still can't see it.
Why do you read? To escape and be transported to another world. Because I love reading. Because I want to learn from the best [how to write].
In what ways do books play a part in your life? I've been reading for as long as I can remember. I used to sit in my bed with a torch and a book, long after my mum said goodnight. I want to be a writer, so reading is naturally essential for me.