2 responses to “Mind games and ministers”

  1. John Perry

    Well done, Sue, I thought someone would find another housing novelist. Ironically, I’ve read Ben Richards’ novel based in Chile (‘The Mermaid and the Drunks’) but I hadn’t logged that he’d previously worked in housing. All is made clear by that Guardian piece.

  2. sue lukes

    I am surprised you have not read Ben Richards’ work. Here is an interview with him from a long time ago in the guardian http://www.theguardian.com/society/2001/jan/08/books.comment which focuses on his first novel based on his experiences as a housing officer, which I enjoyed a lot. But he also wrote about Latin America and especially Chile and Latin Americans in London. I met him through the Chile Solidarity Campaign (long time ago) and he did some research there too. Now does scripts and stuff and it appears the novels may have stopped.