Chissick Chat #12 ~ Read the interview with Dr. Liz Walder

Chissick Chat

Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Dr. Liz Walder

Welcome to the twelfth edition of Chissick Chat, where we are saying hello to Dr. Liz Walder, British author of non-fiction works on architectural history. Welcome to my blog. Please can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books?

Dr Liz Walder, academic and architectural historian, who has written widely on the subject of architectural prizes and medals, from the 19th century to the present day.

What, or who, inspires you?

Personal research

Do you enjoy reading the same genre as the one you write in?

Yes, because it’s important to research each aspect appropriately. Plus I work in a modern architectural practice to see how the guidelines of the past are applied to today’s practices.

Has any of your research taken you to an unusual place?

No, but I have spoken on my research in Lund, Sweden and Lisbon, Portugal as well as opening a conference in Oxford, UK.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m chairing a session at the All Ireland Architectural Research Group conference in late January 2017 about the late female architect Zaha Hadid.

What are your future writing plans?

To publish my PhD!

Is there anything you don’t like about writing/being an author?


Quick Fire Questions …

Tea or coffee? Tea

Sweet snack or savoury snack? Savoury snack

Real book or ebook? Real book – I own over 2,000

Cinema or DVD? Cinema

Cat or dog? Dog

Weepie or action movie? Neither. I enjoy a good thriller.

And to Finish, What is your favourite …

Food? Risotto

Drink? Dry white wine

Movie? Witness (1985)

Book? The Making of the English Landscape by W G Hoskins (1955)

Colour? Purple

Saying/Proverb? The man who never made a mistake never made a discovery

Song? Across the Border – ELO

Pudding/dessert? Fruit mousse/fool

Thanks for taking part, Liz. I hope everything went as planned at your conference in January. For a glimpse into the kind of thing Liz writes, please click the link below:

Royal Gold Medal

Elaine Chissick

Elaine R. Chissick ~ Wife, mother, and step-mother with a passion for writing. I have three books out on Kindle at the moment and two in paperback. One is a true story and the other two are fiction novels. I am currently working on a few new projects. I’m also one of the authors who contributed to the charity book, “Look 4 Books Medley of Short Stories”
I have an eclectic taste in music, I like to cook, and I think that my cat has the most fabulous green eyes I have ever seen.
For more information, check out my website:

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