A Quickie with Hannah Lynn

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

The Afterlife of Walter Augustus is a humorous contemporary fiction and anyone who is not convinced they will live forever should give it a go. It’s a book with a heart and a fair few souls.

If someone was to write your life story what would the title be?

I have been pretty lucky in my life, so I would possible pick something along the sentimental lines like A Lucky Heart. However, I am also extremely clumsy and rather messy, so Watch the step or Pick up your damn pants would probably work well too.

What’s the strangest fan question or request you’ve received?

One fan wanted to know why I’d made Fi, a character in Amendments, so mean. The reader thought she had no redeemable features. Personally, I thought she was lovely.

If you could co-write with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?

Well, I love Neil Gaiman, but I’d probably just go ahead at let him read while I watched on! To work with Murakami would be incredibly.

Tell me something nobody else knows about you (yet!).

My husband won’t sit next to me on a train if I’m reading a funny book. I laugh out loud, a lot. Apparently this is embarrassing.

Finally, please recommend 3 books that you have recently read and tell me why you’ve chosen these.

I have been indulging in a classics binge the last few months. I finally got around to reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The succinctness in the storytelling is so inspiring; it is science fiction at it finest. I also just finished reading Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood’s ability to adapt her voice to her characters is incredible, not to mention her general skill at world building. I would stop and linger at every other line, trying to take it all in. Lastly, although read a little while back, was The Last Dog on Earth. I have a bit of a soft spot for canine narrators it would appear, and this one is the crudest and most amusing I have encountered.

Who is Hannah Lynn? Hannah Lynn was born in 1984 and grew up in the Cotswolds, UK. After graduating from university, she spent ten years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then around Asia. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction. Her first novel, Amendments, was published in 2015. Now as a teacher, writer, wife and mother, she is currently living in the Austrian Alps.

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