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Author Category: Short Story Author
Paul Blaney is a 50-year-old British fiction writer who now lives in the United States. He is an assistant professor at Rutgers University, a hiker, and an enthusiastic football coach.
Paul Blaney’s first story won him a nice hardback of The Wombles, which was presented by Elizabeth Beresford herself. Subsequent prizes include a Tom Gallon award from the Society of Authors. As well as many short stories, he’s published a novel, Mister Spoonface, and two novellas, Handover and The Anchoress.
Q: If you could travel in the past, which one of the great writers would you like to meet and why?
A: Probably one of the Russians: Chekhov would be civilized company, or Dostoyevsky for a night out. But wait, I don’t speak Russian.
Q: What is the first book you remember reading, or being read to as a child?
A: There was a lot of Enid Blyton, I’m afraid. I enjoyed The Faraway Tree series. But the first book that really seized my imagination was The Fellowship of the Ring (the best of the trilogy).
Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?
A: Crete, during the Minoan era.