Indulging myself in waxing lyrical on books reminded me that I forgot to post a link here to the author interview with Hal Duncan over on the FPI Blog. Hal is the Glasgow-based author of the astonishing debut novel, Vellum, which I’ve been raving about for the last couple of months – its one of the most literate and inventive fantasies I’ve ever read and draws handsome comparison to some of the finest practicioners of the art such as Michael Moorcock and Neil Gaiman. If you have read Vellum, which came out in August, then I think you’ll find Hal’s answers in the interview to be illuminating; if you haven’t read it yet then I hope it encourages you to pick it up.