Omnivore Pin-up Frank Turner Omnivore Pinup

Published on July 19th, 2013


Omnivore Pin-up: Frank, 30, Hampshire

He may have five albums to his name – check out his website here – but Frank Turner, 30 and from Hampshire, has other things on his mind: namely books and babes. Ask out rock god Frank via quoting Box 0907.

What are you reading at the moment?
Right now I am in the middle of Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar. Travel writing is a new seam for me that I am mining enthusiastically.

What have you just finished reading?
I just finished Laurent Binet’s HHhH. I’m usually a little cautious around historical fiction but I thought it was a fantastic book, very moving.

What will you read next?
I have a long list of books to get into, I keep notes. I like reading music biography, and I have my eye on David Lee Roth’s Crazy From The Heat. If not that, there’s a book about English walking trails by Robert MacFarlane called The Old Ways that takes my fancy.

Which author do you have a crush on?
Haha, uh, I’m not sure I really think about things that way; having said that, I do kind of have a man-crush on Hemingway.

What’s the sexiest thing you’ve ever read?
Given that I mostly read history books, this is a tough question. I did read The Story Of O as a teenager. I’m not sure of the literary merits as such, but I enjoyed it at the time.

Which book would you give  someone you’re trying to impress?
Ann Michaels’ Fugitive Pieces, because it’s one of the best pieces of writing of any kind that I know of.

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