Viva La Novella Shortlister - Nick Gadd

What do you do in your day job/life?

I'm a public servant in Melbourne.

What’s the earliest thing you remember writing?

When I was ten I wrote a series of short stories (with illustrations) about a talking ostrich called Cyril.

When do you like to write?

I don't have a specific time – early mornings, evenings, weekends, whenever I can fit it in around work and family life.

 

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If you could brunch with anyone, who would it be? 

The American essayist Joseph Mitchell, famous for his tales of urban eccentrics. He probably wouldn’t come to brunch though. Maybe a beer in some downtown bar.

Most important thing the internet has taught you: 

There is no subject, no matter how obscure, from Neolithic circles to Renaissance fonts, that doesn't have a community of people who think it is the most important thing in the world.

A quotation you have used more than once: 

'I am not drinking any fucking merlot!' (Paul Giamatti in Sideways)

What’s next? 

Continuing to explore the Melbourne suburbs and write about them on my blog, melbournecircle.net.