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New Poetry Society: Episode 10
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Mike Gayle is the besselling author of thirteen novels including The Man I Think I Know and Half a World Away. We asked him to name the books that have surprised him, made him cry and more . . .
Born and raised in Birmingham, former journalist and agony uncle Mike Gayle became a full-time novelist in 1997 following the publication of his Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend. His books, including Mr Commitment, Turning Thirty and Wish You Were Here have been translated into more than thirty languages.
Name a book that . . .
. . . inspired you as a child
The Just William series by Richmal Crompton
. . . inspires you now
. . . surprised you
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
. . . makes you cry
Half a World Away by me!
. . . makes you laugh
Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James
. . . makes you think until your head hurts
The Hacking of the American Mind by Robert Lustig
. . .you’ve always meant to read but never quite got around to
Anything by Margaret Attwood
. . . you couldn’t finish
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
. . .you recommend to others
Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy
. . . .made you miss your bus/tram/train stop
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
You can find Mike Gayle online at www.mikegayle.co.uk and on Twitter @mikegayle
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