Jonathan has recently published his short story collection, Kontakte. Jonathan kindly sent me a copy and I’m looking forward to diving in!
Hi Jonathan, congratulations on the publication of your short story collection and thank you for popping over to Writer’s Little Helper. I thought I would give you some questions that you may not have already answered.
- What would be the name of your imaginary bookshop?
- Where would your imaginary bookshop be located?
- Would your bookshop have any special features? E.g. a performing stage, a cocktail bar, etc.
- What would make your bookshop different from all of the other ones?
- Every bookshop needs a display table. Which books would you have on your display table? Why?
- If you could run only one author event who would you have? You can pick a living or dead writer. What sort of event would they run?
- A customer comes up to your till with a copy of your short story collection and your novel and asks you to give them a reason on why they should buy it. What would you say?
- What sort of cake would you offer when launching your book in your bookshop?
Jonathan Taylor is author of the novel Entertaining Strangers (Salt, 2012), the memoir Take Me Home (Granta Books, 2007), and the short-story collection Kontakte and Other Stories (Roman Books, 2013). He is editor of the anthology Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud (Salt, 2012). He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at De Montfort University, and co-director of arts organisation and small publisher Crystal Clear Creators. Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, he now lives in Leicestershire with his wife, the poet Maria Taylor, and their twin daughters, Miranda and Rosalind. His website is www.jonathanptaylor.co.uk.