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Making Himself Up: Tim Winton

It was a wonderful evening – packed with ex-patriot Australians, a ‘token pom’ (as Winton described the lone British questioner), and me. He’d come from Australia to Waterstones at Trafalgar Square to speak about his new book, a collection of essays, entitled The Boy Behind the Curtain. The event was compered by Philip Hensher who has… Continue reading Making Himself Up: Tim Winton

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bookbybook 11: Anne Fine

I’m thrilled to kick off this second series of interviews with fabulous authors who have written widely, across different age groups and in different genres, over many years – in short, writers who’ve made a writing life not only work but thrive. And I couldn’t be more thrilled than I am to begin by featuring… Continue reading bookbybook 11: Anne Fine

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bookbybook 09: Susan Hill

Writers are often expected to be consistent, producing the same sort of book year in, year out. But life – and art – doesn’t work out that way. Just look at the career of Susan Hill. I’d read anything with her name on the cover. That might mean reading a police procedural, or a literary… Continue reading bookbybook 09: Susan Hill