Interview: Timothy Mo

By Claire Allfree In Books

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26th May, 2012
It’s rather difficult pinning down Timothy Mo. An initial email request for an interview receives a curt no. Nor, he says, are any copies available of his new novel, Pure, an unpromising sign given Mo long ago broke with the conventional publishing industry and published his last two novels himself. A few weeks later, he changes his mind. “Sorry to sound unenthusiastic previously,” he emails. “I thought I had no connection with New Zealand – walking on the beach yesterday, it occurred to me that one of the most influential teachers of my life (primary school) was a New Zealander.” We ...

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