Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Interviewed by e-mail

The writer and journalist Ambrose Musiyiwa contacted me last year to ask if I'd mind answering some questions by way of an e-mail interview. Over the following month or so, a series of interesting questions arrived in my in-box. Answering them was a fascinating process.

I've been interviewed many times, but never previously by e-mail. Just before Christmas, Ambrose sent me the finished article. You can find it here:

I could recognise my own words in the article, but because I'd never seen all the bits put together, it felt as if I was reading something new. It was a strange experience. And I have to say, I am delighted with the result.

Many thanks Ambrose.

1 comment:

Tim Maude said...

Interestingly, I heard an interview by John Humphrys on the Today programme recently - with Stephen Hawking. As Dr Hawking could only reply slowly - not in "real time" - due to his motor neurone disease, John Humphrys explained that he had conducted the interview by email over a few weeks, first sending a question and then recieving the reply a day or two later. The resultant interview was then spliced together so that it could be braodcast.