Five minutes with…Ian Livingstone

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Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry and has been involved with bringing some of the biggest gaming names to the UK.  In the Wired 100 list for 2012, he was ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy. He was listed in the 2015 Debrett’s 500 of most influential people in UK.


What was the last book you read?

Post Office by Charles Bukowski

And what did you read it on?

The plane!

What’s next on your reading list?

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

What is your favourite book to screen adaptation?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep/Blade Runner

Where is the best place to read in London?

In bed

Go on, let us know your musical guilty pleasure…

I play blues harmonica

What would be the title of your autobiography?

Life is a Game

What was your first job?

Marketing Assistant

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Jimi Hendrix

Where would you most like to be right now?

On a beach

Ian will be taking part in From Fighting Fantasy to The Witcher: How Narrative Design in Gaming Enhances Storytelling, a London Book & Screen Week event in partnership with BAFTA.  

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