ACHUKA Authorfile: David Almond

David Almond


My hair colour: Black, grey, missing.
My eye colour: Hazel.
My shoe size: 9.
My star sign: Taurus.
My favourite book when child: King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table, Roger Lancelyn Green.
My favourite fictional character: Scheherezade (1001 Nights).
Books that inspired me to become a writer: King Arthur, Lobsang Rampa, Moby Dick, Hemingway's stories, Eliot's poetry etc etc.
My favourite author: Raymond Carver.
My ideal reading position: In bed.
My usual means of marking a place in a book: Folding corner. I also scribble in books!
My favourite time of year: Spring.
My favourite time of day: 8:30am
My best time for working: 9:30am
The first piece of work I was paid for was: A short story, 'Beside Water' (20).
My favourite TV show: Match of the Day.
My favourite song: 'Verdi Prati' (Handel).
My favourite actor: Pete Postlethwaite
The creature comfort I would most unwillingly relinquish: Red wine.
My favourite sweet food: Toast and marmalade.
My favourite savory food: Sardines.
My typical bedtime is: Midnight.
My favourite year of childhood: 11-12.
My mousemat design: Very boring.
The tidiest place in my home is: The bathroom.
The untidiest place in my home is: My office.
The working tool I would least like to do without: Computer.