The World of Norm… and Tractors by Jonathan Meres
Barnes Children’s Literature Festival: What would you be doing if you weren’t an amazing author?
Jonathan Meres: Wishing I was an amazing author.
BCLF: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
*Or, in other words, a farmer.
BCLF: The best thing about what I do is…
JM: Making stuff up.
BCLF: My favourite word is …
BCLF: My greatest fear is…
JM: A world without tractors.
BCLF: My hidden talent is…
JM: …so well hidden, that even I don’t know what it is.
BCLF: My superpower is…
JM: Eating an entire packet of biscuits, in one go.
BCLF: Who is your favourite literary villain?
JM: The farmer, in Farmer Duck.
BCLF: If you could ask another author a question, who would you ask and what would the question be?
JM: I’d ask Charles Dickens, where he got his ideas from.
BCLF: You’re the fantasy festival programmer. Who would you love to see come to Barnes?
JM: PG Wodehouse, Enid Blyton & whoever’s written a book, called Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tractors.