Wale Okediran, author of After the Flood and Tenants of the House, visited ZODML this June for an SSRP session and graciously answered a few questions for us. Learn below which Russian classic he wishes he had written, his most treasured possession, and more.
1. Who are your favourite authors?
2. Who are your three favourite literary characters?
3. If you could have any talent in the world (aside from writing), what would you choose?
4. What’s your favourite literary quote?
'All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' - Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina
5. What literary work do you wish you could say you wrote?
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
6. If you could invite three figures – historical or literary, real or fictional – to your last supper, who would you pick?
7. Who do you consider the funniest person in the world (that we would know)?
8. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
9. What is your most treasured possession?
10. What is the last thing you do before going to bed?