Justin Hill

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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Author
Location Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Introduction Prize Winning novelist currently chronicling events surrounding the Battle of Hastings, in 1066. The first of this series, Shieldwall, was picked as a Book of the Year by the Sunday Times. Justin's other work has focused on China and Eritrea, in East Africa. His first novel was picked as one a Book of the Year in 2001 by the Washington Post, and won a Betty Trask Award, the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and a cup of tea with Valerie Elliot: widow of TS Elliot. His second novel was picked by the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Telegraph's Christmas Picks, won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Encore Award. His next novel is called Hastings. Guess what that's about..!
Interests Sport, books, wargaming, rugby, cats, Iron Man, triathlon, cycling, travel, China, Eritrea, reading, writing, Radio 4
Favorite Movies Farewell My Concubine, Conan the Barbarian, Bladerunner, Magnolia, Another Country, Brideshead Revisited, A Room with a View
Favorite Music REM, Tori Amos, The Pogues, David Grey, Blue Oyster Cult, Cranberries
Favorite Books Tess of the Durbervilles, Love in the Time of Cholera, Lord of the Rings, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Anna Karenina, Robert E Howard's Conan tales, Raymond Carver's Collected Poems, Borges Fictiones, Silk Njal's Saga

You're trapped in a well with a goat and a slinky. Describe how you will escape.

Open the hidden door that leads into a long, low tunnel that takes me to the monster's den. Feed the goat to the monster, leave the slinky for it to play with, dash for the cave mouth, and then jump into the red porsche and speed off into the future.