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Five for: Ben Brooks


1) What are you working on at the moment?
A novel about a man being kept alive alone in a room while the earth is decontaminated (after a poisonous bloom has filled the sky and shattered). He begins to forget things. His television turns itself on, showing only images of wildlife and scenery.

2) What’s the most over-used word about your work?

3) Which piece of art best describes you?


4) Which literary character do you most identify with?
Mildred, the pipe character, from Socrates Adams-Florou‘s currently unpublished novel Everything’s Fine.

5) Which one book do you wish you had written and why?
The God of Small Things. She got a fucking massive advance for that as well as the Booker prize money. It’s also pretty good.

Ben Brooks is the author of Fences and An Island of Fifty. The Kasahara School of Nihilism is forthcoming from Fugue State Press.

First posted: Wednesday, August 18th, 2010.

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