Meet the 2016 Authors Michael Dobbs


Michael-Dobbs1What are you most looking forward to at the 2016 Festival?

Meeting those attending the Festival – it has such a great reputation.

When did you realise you wanted to be a writer?

When I realised I no longer wanted to be Prime Minister.

What book do you find yourself re-reading most often?

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. It’s pure escapism. (And Shakespeare, of course)

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?


And finally, we have a number of aspiring writers attending the Festival. What one piece of advice would you give them?

Don’t aspire, do it. Sit down and start writing. Now.