Frank Skinner, the UK comedian, writer, chat-show host, actor and presenter, answered some questions about his reading habits and favourite books for The Book Base.
What were your favourite books as a child?
I only ever read comic books as a child. British ones like The Beano and The Hurricane, and American Marvel and DC Comics.
What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Who are your favourite authors?
Harry Mulisch, James Ellroy and Philip K. Dick
Approximately, how many books do you read in a year?
Which book has influenced you the most?
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce
What are you reading at the moment?
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
As you’ve had several books published, what advice would you give to a beginning writer?
Don’t be one of those people who says they want to be a writer whilst never writing anything. You have to write, write, write, every chance you get.
Thanks to Frank for taking the time to answer our questions.