It was good to hear about Hari Kunzru's readings at Kinokuniya and know that so many people enjoyed meeting him. (Ted has a good account of it, and Eric a couple of pictures. )
Now I'm jealous. I couldn't go because I had to get the article about him written (should be in Starmag Sunday), and then last night I was teaching so I couldn't go to Borders. Not fair!!!
But I did have him all to myself for the interview and that was fun. He's very much the kind of bloke you'd like to sit and chat to (especially about books!) for hours down the pub. Formidably intelligent, sure, but very down-to-earth and warm.
The article was tough to write - how on earth do you do justice to such a fascinating writer in just 800 words? I had to just trim trim trim everything down to the bare bones, and although the stuff I got on tape was fascinating, I could only use little snippets of it. (Note to self: really ought to transcribe the whole thing.)