John Butler has written and directed award-winning shorts for the Irish Film Board and directed and co-wrote the 6-part TV sketch show Your Bad Self. He is an occasional columnist and interviewer for the Irish Times and his writing has appeared in the Dublin Review, the San Francisco Chronicle and on NPR. John lives in London.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Tuesday 18th Dec 2012
This year we published Suzette Field's A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature. Parties are at the heart of literature, they're where the drama happens; this book is a compendium of who was there, what they wore, what was eaten and who said what to whom. In tribute to all the festivities in the book, we've asked our authors to tell us a little about their best parties, real and fictional.
DECEMBER 1995 When I woke up in the trunk of Sam Couples’ latest Land Rover the damn thing was already moving, presumably being driven by the man himself. Using the corner of a picnic blanket I wiped encrusted spit from my chin and cheek.