Mark McCrum speaks with James McConnachie about his first travel writing adventures in South Africa during the last days of apartheid, being sent rather unwillingly for a further book about Australia, and working out what you’re writing about as you go along.
'Lectio interruptus. Unfinished reading. That, regrettably, is what my reading habits today consist of; procrastination, and — strictly in the books department — some disorganisation. Of course, I do occasionally knuckle down.'