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with Richard Skinner

Something that makes you smile

Cats being frightened by cucumbers.

A confession

I’ve never read a novel by Jane Austen.

The last thing you wrote

The answer to the question is in this interview with Roy Marshall: roymarshall.wordpress.com

Your favourite city

Venice is neither land, nor water, nor sky. It’s a miracle it’s there at all and every time I visit it, I am in a dream.

What you’d place in a time capsule

My original copy of Werner Herzog’s Of Walking in Ice. It’s my Vade Mecum.

Richard Skinner is a writer working across fiction, life writing, essays, non-fiction and poetry. He has published three novels with Faber & Faber, three books of non-fiction and two books of poetry. His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in eight languages. Richard is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy.