A couple of years ago I interviewed the children’s writer Diana Wynne Jones, my favourite writer growing up. I was compiling a zine of articles about her work. Unfortunately I didn’t finish the zine before she died of cancer, because I’m a terrible procrastinator, and she never got to see it. When I get a chance, I have another entry to add about attending her funeral.
David Hogan, a media student in Ireland, interviewed me about zines for his dissertation. I’ve answered quite a lot of people’s questions for media dissertations over the years, but I’ve never really kept track of it very well. I was in some Dutch documentary about zines too, but again I didn’t bother to find out exactly what it was, so I have never seen it (although I really hate seeing or hearing any recordings of myself). Here’s my attempt to keep better track of this stuff.