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Tuesday 18 September 2012

12 Curly Questions with author Andy Griffiths

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I had a period of being obsessed with books about bushrangers when I was ten years old.

2. What is your nickname?
'Griff' to my old school friends. I briefly toyed with the idea of using 'Griff Griffiths' as my pen name. Luckily I decided against it.

3. What is your greatest fear?
Boring the reader.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Plain, simple and really really really really really really funny.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Annoying, stupid, crazy, disgusting, shocking.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Andy Griffiths from the Just... series and the Treehouse books ... because I find it easiest to tell a story when I imagine that it's actually happening to me.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
I'd go back to 68 million BC so I could kick a Tyrannosaurus Rex's arse.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
Don't ever forget what it's like to be ten years old!

9. Who is your greatest influence?
Cole's Funny Picture Book.

10. What/who made you start writing?
Lewis Carroll, Dr Seuss, Enid Blyton, Mad Magazine and American horror comics.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
'DOOMED' because it's both terrifying and funny at the same time.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
'Four colour fear: Forgotten horror comics of 1950s'.

 Andy's brand new book - The 26 Storey Treehouse - is out now! See our review this Thursday.

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