Andrew Blackman is the author of the novel On the Holloway Road (Legend Press, 2009), which won the Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize.
Geosi Reads: The first time I heard your name and nationality, I was a bit confused. Why Blackman? On a lighter note, which part of you is black?
Andrew Blackman: This question made me laugh! I don’t know the exact origin, but apparently Blackman is an Old English name meaning someone with dark hair or dark skin. It does cause confusion sometimes!
The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Literary Press.