Five questions in five minutes with Kerri Sackville

Kerri Sackville, well known blogger and author of  "When my husband does the dishes: a memoir of marriage and motherhood" and more recently, "The little book of anxiety", will be coming along to Sutherland Library to speak at a special event to celebrate Mother's Day. Kerri answers five questions in five minutes, telling us  about what she is reading and her celebrity crush!

What are you reading right now and are you enjoying it?
I actually just finished 'How To Be A Woman' by Caitlin Moran (like practically every other female in Australia right now). It's like having a chat with a friend who is hilarious, bawdy, opinionated and extremely bright. I loved it.

  1. Could you tell us a bit about your favourite book?
My favourite novel is definitely The World According To Garp by John Irving. I've read it a dozen times. The world of Garp lives in my head constantly. I can recite portions of it to myself. My favourite book of non-fiction is Naked, which is a memoir by the humorist David Sedaris. I have never laughed as much as when I read that book. That man is my idol.

  1. What do you like to do like to do when you are not writing?
Sleep. Seriously. I have three kids and my husband works very long hours and I am constantly exhausted. I read in snatches when I'm eating or waiting to pick up the kids from an activity. I grab a coffee with a friend whenever I can. But if I have an hour free, I just want to nap.

  1. What's next for Kerri Sackville (Could you give us a clue about your next book...)
I've just had a very embryonic idea for my next book but I can't talk about it for fear it will disappear! But it will be non-fiction. I really don't have any desire to write a novel at this stage. Probably not ever.

  1. If you could have dinner with two famous people, who would they be, and why?
Simon Baker, because he's my celebrity crush, and I met him recently in LA (the details are on my blog) and I was so excited I barely let him get a word in edgeways. I would love to have dinner with him so I can finally give him a chance to speak. And David Sedaris, so that I can try to absorb some of his genius by osmosis. And laugh myself silly.

Everyone is welcome to come along to celebrate Mother's Day with author Kerri Sackville.  

Where: Sutherland Library
When: Monday, May 14th, 10.30am-11.30am
Cost: Free
Morning tea is provided for attendees.
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