BEN Davis is an author of funny books, who likes to put his dog in daft costumes in his spare time. His new story, The Soup Movement, explores the unlikely friendship between a boy called Jordan and a homeless man called Harry.
What inspired The Soup Movement?
A very nice man called Richard Brabin, who set up his own portable soup kitchen for homeless people in Oxford. I only used that as a starting point, though. The rest of the story is very different.
Do you prefer books that make you laugh or cry? My books tend to do both, so I couldn’t possibly pick. If I can send readers on an emotional rollercoaster, I know I’ve done my job well!
What is your number one tip for aspiring writers?
This is super boring but it’s true: write as much as you can and read as much as you can. It’s the only way to figure out what you’re good at.