Go ahead quote me

Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty
Tom Ford
Tom Ford

I learnt early on that you can do anything on the page. It's a novel, but there's some poetry in it - some poems I stole from myself. And places where I take time out and carve out a little essay to get some stuff off my chest.

AUTHOR PAUL BEATTY on his Man Booker Prize-winning satire The Sellout


A suit is armour. You know, I'm not good in knitwear. I feel mushy and soft. I'm not good in anything, but boots. I feel solid and grounded. I feel weak in trainers.

DESIGNER TOM FORD on why he almost always wears suits

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2016, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe