DETAIL: “Fancy making an appearance in my next book as a halfman – a genetically modified creature, part you and part the animal of your choice? I may baulk at anything really silly like an aardvark or an amoeba, for instance – I’m not planning on a comedy – but wildlife in general, pets and so on, are all on the agenda. It may or may not be a long life but in case of an early demise, I promise to take into account your death of choice.” – Melvin Burgess
BIO: Melvin Burgess writes books for teenagers. His work as been widely adapted and he has won some prizes.