Mark Billingham

Mark 'n' me

Mark Billingham was his usual entertaining self at the Oundle Literary Festival last night. That’s me with the close cropped hair. That’s Mark with the… uh… goatee.

He was on stage with Michael Robotham, and although the venue was fairly small, it was great and made it all the more intimate occasion. Not in that way though. Mind you, it was a surprise to hear that both of them had unpleasant tales about men in balaclavas! And I smiled when Mark mentioned Elmore Leonard’s writing ‘rule 11’ quoted a few posts down.

I’m looking forward to the new Tom Thorne novel in the summer, and have the dubious claim to fame of Mark tweaking the start of From The Dead after I emailed him a ‘question’ after he read the start at another author event in Reading in September 2009.

Got a better photo this time, though.


About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.
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