Coming Soon: Paul Torday Interview

In November I reviewed Paul Torday's debut book, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

The hardback edition was No 1 in the spring of 2007, and the paperback was one of that year's Richard and Judy Summer reads. It has since sold in 19 countries and won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for Comic Fiction.

Now I am really excited to announce that he has agreed to do an interview for The View From Here on his new book, The Irresistible Inheritance Of Wilberforce.

I received the book today for review from his publisher, so I'm looking forward to reading it and will conduct the interview when I have finished.



Michael J. Kannengieser said...

Hi Mike,
I'm looking forward to your review. Thanks for making Mr. Grudge a featured blog. -Mike 2

Swubird said...

Congratulations Mike. I feel like I'm writing to a literary celebrity - so exciting. I'm looking forward to reading your review.

Have a nice day.

Mike French said...

Mr Grudge:

I've started reading it. It's good. Very Good! Vintage in fact.


I was really pleased that he said yes and that I got a free hardback of the book to review!

Anonymous said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving of success and recognition than you, Mike. To be generating a series of quality interviews is one thing, but for publishers to recognise and acknowledge the value of your interviews (and their influence) is a tremendous achievement. I'm certainly waiting to hear what you say about the book, Mike, and to read the interview---and looking forward to it.

Mike French said...

Thanks for your kind words Paul.

I'm a third of the way through the book already!

Anonymous said...

We second Paul's sentiments...

Great scoop Mike - we love your interviews at the view from here...

Coupled with your creative juices this is just the start!

Great job,

GO! Smell the flowers

Mike French said...

Thanks Jim & Em, should finish the book tonight!

and thanks for giving me the space to flex my creative muscles over at GO! Smell the Flowers I'm having a blast.