We asked our featured Booklovers Festival authors... What feeds your curiosity?
The answers may disturb you.
It's self-powered. – IDAN BEN-BARAK
Secrecy. Wherever secrets are kept, I want to go looking. – BRAM PRESSER
Books, of course! They are where I go to prospect for ideas on art, science, consciousness, history, baseball; all the important stuff. – ROBERT LUKINS
Mostly my desire to know ‘why’ and ‘how’. Humans and the world fascinate me. – SARAH SCHMIDT
My work as a GP feeds my curiosity about the fragility and resilience of people in the face of illness and death. – MELANIE CHENG
Books, my kids, the natural environment and the internet. – JUSTINE HYDE
Reading old cookbooks. For me it's a great way discover different ingredients and ways of doing things in the kitchen. Always sparks my curiosity. – JULIA BUSUTTIL NISHIMURA
Things I don’t understand. – STEPHANIE BISHOP
The ordinary lives of ordinary people. Fact is always more interesting than fiction. – MORENO GIOVANNONI
Eavesdropping shamelessly. – EMMA VISKIC
Observing how people respond in extreme situations. – MARK BRANDI
Observing people when I'm out in public and eavesdropping on conversations. People – especially strangers – are an endless source of inspiration and food for curiosity. – KATE O’DONNELL
Observing people and things and wondering ‘What if?’ and ‘Why?’ – MARIE ALAFACI
Is anyone else feeling a like they are being watched?
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