We recently asked award-winning author Arthur Slade:
What was the last book you read?
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Would love to figure out how to get things past the tipping point.
What was your favourite book growing up?
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. The first fantasy novel I remember reading.
What literary character do you most relate to?
Frodo. He seems so earnest. Though I don’t have hairy feet.
“Greetings, nephew!” cried Louis’ uncle McAllister. “I’ve brought a wee bit of Scotland for your birthday.” Name that book.
Is it War and Peace? Charlotte’s Web?
Describe your dream day off.
Sitting on a warm beach with a book in one hand and grapes in the other.
If you could attempt any profession but your own, what would it be?
A rock n roll guitarist.
What would your pirate name be?
Artorius Maximus a Roman pirate.
Who do you want to be when you grow up?
Spiderman. Web slinging looks like fun.
What is your favourite word?
Minutiae – a big word for small things.
What is a Woozle?
A woozle is the warm feeling you get when you read a good book.
Arthur Slade is the author of Dust, a national bestseller and winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. His most recent novel for young adult readers is the mystery thriller The Hunchback Assignments, which won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award in November 2010 awarded by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Its sequel, The Dark Deeps, was published in Spring 2010.