A chat about reading (and some writing) where Kate gets me to confess what kind of books I have on my Kindle.
In Tell Me What You Read I interview well-kenned folk in public life about how their reading has shaped their lives, in the past and now.
Tell me which authors, or what reading, you can see now were influential in your life and career?
I started reading fairly young so words and books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I think everything I read influences me somehow, even the crap, but the ones who are on the base tier of influencers are: Dr Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Judy Blume, Erma Bombeck, Richard Bach and John Irving. I think all of them taught me that as far as writing goes, even if there are serious subjects I…
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