Tony Parsons sets up camp at Heathrow for literary inspiration

What do you get if you have a journalist and/or author setting up camp in an airport terminal? A hopeful revival in airport fiction

Man and Boy author Tony Parsons became the writer in residence at London’s Heathrow in early August to talk to airport staff and travellers for inspiration to write a new work of fiction.

Architect and philosopher Alain de Botton took part in the project in 2009 and wrote a book called A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary which shows the different human emotions, events, and experiences that occur within a busy environment and how many fail to appreciate what goes on right infront of us.

What do you think of Parson being a writer-in-residence? Did you see him? Did you speak to him? Is it an invasion of privacy? Would you make an interesting character for his novel?

 

This blog post was written by freelancer Rebecca Springate.

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