The Guardian goes a step further in the wake of the Hay Festival, and invites authors to submit the questions they would like to be asked and then answer them. And as you might expect, there are some pretty eccentric items. Chang-Rae Lee would love to be asked if he writes naked (no, but when it's very hot he writes in his "undershorts"); Jonathan Coe would love to be played by Cate Blanchett in a film about his life; and Roddy Doyle submits a list of questions he really can't believe he has been asked in interviews:
Is Roddy Doyle your real name?
Does your wife love you?
The internet says you have two children, yet you claim to have three?
How can you write accurately about the Dublin working class when you actually live in Los Angeles?
Are you friendly with any other Scottish writers?