‘The strange thing about Jagger is that he is not interested in the past. He wants to be cool and in the future. This is Mick Jagger the human.’ Philip Norman, 69, author, London.
“It took me seven years to write my book. It took me seven years to find out the answers to these questions. Who was the baby? What was this man’s relation to this baby?” Kirsty Gunn, Writer, Edinburgh/London.
“The book tries to explain that, tries to hesitating what is new about India and what’s old and how this transition is happening, how it’s affecting people’s lives, how their asperations are changing, how their visions on the future are changing.” Oliver Balch, 37, writer & student, Hay-on-Wye.
“When I go to bed, I want to escape from my hectic job, that’s what this book does to me. Another gain is that the author is a little bit psychic himself, which makes it more fun to read it.” Jason, 36, Managing director, Alva, Schotland.
“It’s an epic, but it’s someting that you find that you can’t put down. It keeps you hooked all the way till the end.” Paul, 31, Project Manager, Londen, Engeland.
“I also have a daughter, who has long, red hair. She identified hugely with Pippi, who, I think, is the best possible role-model that you could have.” Chris Meade, 55, writer & director of ifbook, London.
“I came across a family that told me that after their father died, they discovered he wrote a little book in which he claimed that 30 years after the war, he killed the guy that gave his family away to the nazis.” Shoshi Breiner, 60, writer, Tel Aviv.
“I sat down, I had 2 weeks, and the book just came tumbling out. It was like laying an egg. It’s a book that came out fully formed.” Andy Mulligan, teacher, London
This website will soon also be fully available in English, but for now, most in still in Dutch. More info in English, and some excellent videos in English here. Including Stephen Fry on Ulysses…
We gaan naar Edinburgh! Want daar is het feest. We gaan er video’s maken op het Edinburgh International Book Festival. Minstens 100 video’s is het doel. En we gaan er op een bijzondere manier naartoe. Meer daarover later deze week. Ben jij er ook, of heb je handige connecties in Edinburgh? Laat het ons svp weten!
“His languages is shifting perspectives and his unbelievable leaps of imagination, let me know that I can do anything as a writer.” Adam Johnson, 44, professor at Stanford University, San Fransisco, USA.
“I thought I would try and write about the strange, very swiftly changing world that we live in, through the eyes of the people that experience those changes most directly.” Paul Murray, auteur, 37, Dublin, Ierland.