By Simon Round, March 28, 2008
A comedy writer insists to Simon Round that his second novel is absolutely, definitely non-autobiographical
Jon Canter has gone to great lengths to ensure that his new comic novel is not read as autobiographical.
A Short Gentlemen tells of the fall from grace of a vertically challenged, pompous, humourless and gentile barrister. Canter himself is a six-foot-two-inch Jew, whose reputation has been forged on his wit — he has written for, among others, Lenny Henry and Fry and Laurie.