Q&A: Stuart Griffiths


What is your plan for the next 24 hours? Meet my publishers and talk about the ‘Pigs Disco’ campaign. Would you like to see more or less political correctness? Political correctness sucks. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Australia would be good and then maybe south east Asia. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? The Democratic Republic of Congo is very dangerous.  I spent time in prison there. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Spirit of Gonzo. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language.  Welsh.

What was the last crime you witnessed? Someone being savagely ravaged by a dog. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Genghis Khan. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? The opening scene of my new book ‘Pigs Disco’. Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? The current British Prime Minister. Make a prediction for the future. Beware, if they could they would make us pay to breath. Your favorite painter? Ralph Steadman. What is your nationality? British. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? Japanese.

Ultimate camera? My Leica camera. Most used camera? My Leica camera. Which living person do you most admire?  My partner the photographer Amanda Jobson. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Strontium Dog. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population.  Brainpox Bazi. What is the next book you want to read? Pigs Disco. What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Lose his marbles. Describe a cheap thrill. Sitting in a hot tub. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Hallucinogenic Drugs.

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