R.B. Russell

An Interview with Quentin S. Crisp

Quentin S. Crisp is a British author. Unlike the better-known personality of the same name, our Quentin Crisp was given the name at birth but uses his middle initial so as not to cause confusion. Born in North Devon, Crisp now lives in London. He has a bachelor's degree in Japanese from the University of Durham and spent two periods living in Japan. Japanese literature is a significant influence in his work.


Crisp runs the Chomu Press (http://chomupress.com/) with his brother Leon, publishing fiction by contemporary authors.


The interview was filmed on Saturday 3rd March, 2012. Many thanks to the Chaucer Head Bookshop (http://www.chaucerhead.com/) for the friendly venue. The background noises are from customers who were trying not to disturb the filming - our thanks to them for their patience with us!


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