Disposable Diaries: Leo Benedictus
Our latest ‘Disposable Diaries’ comes from Leo Benedictus, the author of two novels: The Afterparty and the newly published stalker thriller, Consent. We gave the author a disposable camera to take away, and the photos he took show some of the things he gets up to when he’s not writing, including a delightful allotment project of his.
A size-4 football, between kicks.
My feet on the sidelines
A slowworm, technically a legless lizard and not a snake, accidentally disturbed from hibernation by my spade.
Me and one of my sons, in their den. The pickaxe is mine. The greenhouse isn’t.
Artichokes just grow mindlessly all year.
I liked oriented strand board before it was cool.
My pickaxe again. Consent’s digging scene is one of very few I was able to write from experience.
The spade my wife gave me for Christmas.
Signs without a signpost and a signpost without a sign.
A van that people live in.
A fan-trained apple tree, my other magnum opus.