Neal Mason was born in Middlesex and educated in Norfolk. He was Writer in Residence in Welsh valley for six months for Arts Council. He taught at university and other organisations, while also travelling a lot, especially in Eastern Europe.
Neal Mason has many stories, monologues and poems published and has been successful in many play, story, and poetry competitions. Two of his poetry collections, Excavations and Leading the Guidebook Astray, were published and his plays have been broadcasted. He was also selected for the Hay-on-Wye masterclass.
Neal is an organiser of soundwork-uk.co.uk – a non-profit website that records and produces free audio plays, stories, poems and monologues for online listeners.
Q: If you could travel in the past, which one of the great writers would you like to meet and why?
A: Byron, for his combination of wit and melancholy.
Q: What is the first book you remember reading, or being read to as a child?
A: The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley.
Q: What is the least interesting part of writing for you?
Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?
A: Classical Athens. So many geniuses and inspirational figures.
Shops that sell antiquarian books might get broken into occasionally, but twice at once seems excessive. At least, it does to me, and I was one of the people breaking in. Although I’m usually punctilious – and only someone punctilious would use that word – I didn’t extend myself over this one. After all, I …