Match the Intro Round

 "Lately I go surfing early in the morning, before starting work." 
Julian Barnes.

Did Booker winner Julian Barnes really say that?!

Welcome to our little Xmas quiz.  Just for fun can you match the 10 answers given to our question, Tell us something about yourself, to the list of names below.  Good Luck ! 

"I look perfectly normal on the outside, considering how weird the inside of my head is."

"55, married but separated and in the process of getting divorced, no children, living happily with partner in Fife. Merrily writing away to produce a book every eighteen months or so. Hobbies include music and hill walking. Driving a wee diesel hatchback these days after an attack of green guilt made me sell the fast cars. Gave up flying too, mostly for the same reason but also because I just got bored with the security rituals."

"I'm 37, married with a son, and I live just off the A6 in Derbyshire."

"Lately I go surfing early in the morning, before starting work."

"Six foot two,
Eyes of blue -
Will that do?
Faulkner said a writer's obituary should consists of the line: 'He wrote books, then he died.' Not a bad anonymity to aim at, but nowadays impossible. So: born in Leicester, studied modern languages at school and university, became a lexicographer (so not afraid of words) then read for the bar (so not afraid of lawyers) then became a journalist and novelist. Supports Leicester City (so not afraid of defeat.)"

"I was born in 1969 and grew up in Greenwich."

"Hi. I'm twenty seven years old. I'm quite slim, with brown hair and brown eyes. I currently live in Manchester and have been single for about a year. I guess I'm looking to meet someone easy-going, funny, a bit silly. Nothing too serious at first, just getting to know each other, and then see where it goes from there ... "

"Hmm, let's see. I'm a Gemini to the core, hot or cold, love or hate. I have red hair (or ginger hair as you'd say) but I'm not a true redhead. I have both the complexion and temperament of a redhead so I have been correcting nature's mistake every six weeks since I was 13 years old. I'm married to Nick, a former punk rock boy now a librarian at ABC News. We have one daughter, Willa and are about to adopt a second child. Oh, also, I lived in England for a year when I was 16 as an exchange student, living with a family outside of Leicester and doing O-levels at a school in Countesthorpe. It was one of the best years of my life."

"I am a late developer as a writer. For the first thirty odd years of my life I worked in engineering industry, for the last fifteen years in and around the oil and gas industry. I’m married with two sons by a previous marriage and two stepsons. We live in the North Tyne valley."

"Um, born and raised in Kansas, mid-July, so I'm a Cancer. Turn-offs include... oh wait. I have no idea how to answer this question."

Julian Barnes
Iain Banks
Tom McCarthy
Mari Strachan
Chris Killen
Paul Torday
Dan Rhodes
Markus Zusak
Jessa Crispin of
Gayle Forman

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