Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s The Spring of Kasper Meier Author Ben Fergusson Interview….
Ben Fergusson is a novelist, editor, publisher and translator. He was born in Southampton in 1980 and grew up near Didcot in Oxfordshire. He studied English Literature at Warwick University and Modern Languages at Bristol University, and has worked for ten years as an editor and publishing manager in the art world.
He is currently Art Publisher at the Hayward Gallery in London’s Southbank Centre.
His short fiction has appeared in publications in both the UK and the US and has won and been shortlisted for a range of prizes, including the 2010 Bridport Prize.
From 2009-2010 he edited the literary journal Chroma and since 2013 has been the editor of the short story magazine Oval Short Fiction.
Currently based in London, his first novel, The Spring of Kasper Meier, was written during a four-year period living and working in Berlin. It will be published in 2014 by Little Brown (UK and Commonwealth), Marabout (France) and The House of Books (The Netherlands).
So here’s the story of ‘The Spring Of Kasper Meier’….
The war is over and Berlin is a desolate sea of rubble. There is a shortage of everything: food, clothing, tobacco. The locals are struggling to get by.
Kasper Meier is just one of the Germans who finds his solution is to trade on the black market to feed himself and his elderly father. He can find anything that people need, for the right price.
When Eva, arrives at Kasper’s door seeking the whereabouts of a British pilot, he feels a reluctant sympathy for her but refuses interfere in military affairs. Eva is prepared for this. Kasper has secrets, she knows them, and she’ll use them to get what she wants.
As the threats against him mount, Kasper is drawn into a world he could never have anticipated. Why is Eva so insistent that he find the pilot? Who is the shadowy Frau Beckmann and what is her hold over Eva?
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Ben Fergusson at Celebrity Radio:
Interview recorded and uploaded by Alex Belfield @ Celebrity Radio 2nd July 2014