MOBILE LIBRARY will be published by Picador in the UK on January 15th 2015, and will look like this.
A few years ago I went to Capri leaving my friend to do loads of work we were supposed to be doing together. When I came back I had a special message from various characters in Futurama - all voiced by Maurice LaMarche, all about me having gone to Capri and leaving my friend with loads of work we were supposed to be doing together.
Have you ever been a best man at a wedding? Please help me. I want your best man speeches. I am doing a few book readings at festivals and stuff soon, and I want to read out parts of anonymous best man speeches, as if they apply to people chosen from the audience completely at random. This might turn out to be a shit idea, I don't know. But I need best man speeches. I'll change names in them and everything, no one will ever know it was by you or about the groom. It'll be stripped of all context, and, quite possibly, charm and humour too.
If you'd like to help me, for no discernible reward but my unending gratitude, please email your best man speeches to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
My new novel Mobile Library, being described by people who haven't read it yet as "a book", will look like this when it is published by Scribner in the US on January 20th 2015. About which I am very happy.
If there is a better, or indeed other, film about a rich bigot having his head transplanted on to a death row prisoner, I'm yet to see it.