Here are some questions which I think are really interesting for an interview with Mark Haddon:
1. How did you get the idea to write a book about a child, which has the Asperger Syndrome?
2. Was it difficult for you to think your way into Christopher’s character?
3. Do you think that this book will maybe help parents, who have a child with the Asperger Syndrome?
4. First you thougt that the book ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ is just for an adult audience. Why?
5. Asperger Syndrome is a difficult topic. Was it strenuous for you to write in a perspective of a child, who has the Asperger Syndrome?
6. Why did you choose the book title ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’? And not something like ‘Living in a World with an Autist’?
7. There are a lot of math problems in the book, is that a topic which you added to the book from your own background?
8. How is your typical day spent writing? Do you have any unusual habits?
9. How did you get the idea of writing books?
10. If you were Christopher’s father how would you handle the whole situation?
11. How long did it take to write the book ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’?
12. Why did you become an author?
13. You write books for children and adults. Is there a difference between writing for children and writing for adults?
14. What kind of books do you prefer?
15. Lots of your books are for a child audience. Why do you specialize in child audience?
16. A while ago you worked with autistic individuals. Were they an inspiration for you to write a book about a child with the Asperger Syndrome?
17. How did you develope your personal writing style?
18. Do you only write books with “special” protogonists like Christopher in ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’?
19. From where do you get the ideas/inspirations for your stories?
20. Do you think that your mindset has changed towards Autists since you wrote the book ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’?