Kris Hollington Revealed
About Kris Hollington
What is your birthdate?:4/1
Previous occupations:Sales asistant at Woolies (Saturday job at 15), bicycle stunt rider, fire juggler, London bike courier, radio presenter, magazine columnist
High school and/or college:Birkbeck College, University of London
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:There are too many. Johann Johannsson, Max Richter, John Adams, Grizzly Bear and Tom Waits
Favorite movie:The 39 Steps (1935) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Favorite television show:The Wire
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. Bizarre, exciting, risk-strewn, fingerache and tight deadlines
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. No time to waste.
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. Anywhere in London
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. Brilliant!
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Kung Fu Master
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. Writing books was my fantasy profession
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. The non-fiction works of E. B. White, Bill Bryson and George Orwell.
The fictional works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Graham Greene, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, Douglas Adams, Mikhail Bulgakov, John Steinbeck, Hunter S. Thompson, Malcolm Lowry, Fernando Pessoa, J. M. G. Le Clezio.
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. Crime and Punishment, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Master and Margarita, Nostromo, Under the Volcano.
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. All of my five favourites plus the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; it still makes me want to dance round the room at its brilliance. Also, E. B. White's Here is New York, one of the best non-fiction works about a city. Bill Bryson's Notes From a Big Country is a masterclass in observation and his description of having a haircut still makes me laugh out loud.
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Keep writing no matter what and get an agent.
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. Intense