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Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
Thornbury, a small town near Bristol in England. It was a good place to be young, but by the time I reached my teenage years, it felt like a prison. At the first opportunity, I got out and fled a mile up the road. Over the years I moved progressively further away until I found myself in Japan. Then I moved back to Bristol.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
The front door. Closed.
- What turns you on creatively?
The mundane. I get ideas doing mindless things like washing up or taking a shower. Keep that in mind next time you read one of my stories...
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
I don't have a favourite word, though I'm more fond of some than others. 'Elastic' springs to mind. I like the sounds of the words Americans use to describe their natural world. 'Sequoia', 'Shenandoah' and 'Tournefortia' are particularly lovely. I couldn't begin to construct a poetic sentence with - or without - any of those words.
- What is your pet peeve?
I don't have a pet; I have a zoo... Though one of them is the phrase 'pet peeve'.
- What defines Matthew Roy Davey?
That would depend on who you spoke to. I'm afraid I don't really know and if I did, I certainly wouldn't tell you! I think people, like any decent work of art, have no definitive interpretation. There is no full stop.