Mark Billingham, author of Rush of Blood, appears at IFOA on October 23 and 24.
IFOA: If you could have lunch with one author, dead or alive, who would it be?
Billingham: Dashiell Hammett
IFOA: You are a stand-up comedian and a crime novelist—occupations that some people might be surprised to see together. What’s one thing they have in common?
IFOA: If you could have a superpower, any superpower, what would it be?
IFOA: Rush of Blood is set at a Florida Keys resort. Where is your favourite place to go on vacation?
Billingham: Anywhere I’ve got free time and books.
IFOA: Finish this sentence: If someone would just…
Billingham: … tell Elvis Costello he should let me sing backing vocals on his next album, I would be a very happy man.
IFOA: Bonus question: This year’s International Festival of Authors in one word.
For more about Billingham, click here.