Simon Wroe is a chef turned author whose first novel Chop Chop was shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Costa First Novel Award. With the book just out in paperback, Barney Evison met Simon to discuss writing, cheffing and sadistic head chefs.
Simon Wroe recommends
In Our Mad and Furious City (2018)
"A blazing, swaggering, polyphonic debut. Here is London through the eyes of those 'with elsewhere in their blood'. Gunaratne has a ventriloquist's command of voice, a film-maker's eye, and talent to burn."