Michael Thorn has been writing the book blog ACHUKA since 1997. He is also a talented portrait photographer.
He was kind enough to answer a few of our questions.
1 – Which books did you most enjoy as a child?
The Lone Pine Adventure series by Malcom Saville – but most of all I enjoyed reading true stories about expedition and discovery.
2 – Which books have had the greatest impact on you life? In what ways?
Moby Dick by Herman Melville. It led to me becoming fascinated by Melville as a man, and I developed an obsessive interest in his friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne. I wrote a biographical novel about it. (Pen Friends, published by Macmillan in 1988).
3 – How many books do you read every year?
Not as many as I did. I now spend a lot of my time as as a photographer and the hours I now spend editing images I used to spend reading.
4 – Where do you do most of your reading?
Anywhere. Train, beach, garden, chair. But not in bed.