What feeds your curiosity?

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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