Q. Did you ever use libraries when you were younger?

Back in February I was delighted to give a masterclass – alongside fellow authors including Jeff Noon, Panya Banjoko and Kim Slater – at an event called Storysmash, part of the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature programme, which delivered a series of brilliant writing workshops for young people in libraries across Nottingham.

While I was there we filmed a short interview, and Storysmash asked me if libraries had been important to me as a young person…

Storysmash is a project delivered by Nottingham City Libraries in partnership with National Videogame Foundation and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, funded by Arts Council England.