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Nathan Ripley

Nathan Ripley

Author Interview - Nathan Ripley

Author I draw inspiration from: Patricia Highsmith--even though I cribbed my pseudonym from Ellen Ripley of Alien, Highsmith's books contain virtually everything I admire about both suspense and literary fiction.

 Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | Author he draws inspiration from

Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | Author he draws inspiration from

Favorite place to read a book: In bed.

Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Anthony Powell's Nick Jenkins.

 Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | Book character he'd like to be stuck in an elevator with

Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | Book character he'd like to be stuck in an elevator with

The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: When I realized I was no good at anything else--probably around age 27.

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: Paperback.

The last book I read: I was reading Zuckerman Unbound by Philip Roth and The Midnight Line by Lee Child alongside each other and finished them at more or less the same time.

 Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | The last book he read

Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | The last book he read

 Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | The last book he read

Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | The last book he read

Pen & paper or computer: Pen and paper for notes and ideas, laptop for pounding out the chapters.

Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Eddie Campbell's Alec, in all of his incarnations throughout the year.

 Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | The book character he'd be best friends with

Author Interview with Nathan Ripley | The book character he'd be best friends with

If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: Copywriter.

Favorite decade in fashion history: For suits and nicer casual-wear, the early sixties. For t-shirts and jeans, the 80s.

Place I’d most like to travel: New Orleans (again)

My signature drink: Jameson's.

Favorite artist: Pieter Brueghel

Number one on my bucket list: Earn enough money to crush my enemies

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