By Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé
Let’s get down to brass tacks. Why do you write?
Good question! I wish I knew. It is either like a person breathing or an alcoholic drinking, depending on the day.
Tell us about your most recent book or writing project. What were you trying to say or achieve with it?
I have just finished a study of xenophobia. And I am finishing a novel on a very topical issue: the current rhetoric of jihad etc. The only way to find out what I had in mind while writing them would be to read them. Preferably, after buying a copy of each. Preferably, after buying two copies of each – one for your friend, one for yourself.
Describe your writing aesthetic.
Is there one? Apart from good coffee?