This year contestants are asked to write parody answers to "magazine-style" interview questions as they may have been given by Anthony Powell. Entries must answer at least eight of the following questions; additional questions of your choice may be included.
- Favourite childhood book?
- Bad book habit?
- Do you have an e-reader?
- Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?
- How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
- Can you read on the bus?
- What is your favourite language to read in?
- Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
- Have you ever read a self-help book?
- Favourite reading snack?
- If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
- Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
- Favourite fictional character?
- Favourite fictional villain?
- What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
- Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
- Name a book that made you angry.
- Favourite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
The prize is a year’s membership of the Society or Society merchandise to the same value (please state your preference).
Entries by post, fax or email, with your name & address should be sent to:
2011 Prize Competition, Anthony Powell Society, 76 Ennismore Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 0JW, UK
Fax: +44 (0)20 8020 1483
by the closing date of 31 January 2012.
The winning entry will be the one which most amuses the AP Society Newsletter Editor.
The winner will be announced in the Spring 2012 Newsletter.
The judges’ decision is final and binding. Entry is open to Anthony Powell Society members and non-members. No purchase necessary. Entries must be original and the work of the person submitting them. Maximum three entries per person. No cash alternative. No correspondence will be entered into. The Anthony Powell Society reserves the right to publish the entries but otherwise copyright remains with the author.