Interviews ’16

January 29, 2015

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Honour Roll


FIONA BARTON – author of The Widow

5. Considering the innumerable artistic avenues open to you, why did you choose to write a novel?

The worm of the story of The Widow ate away at me until I could no longer resist. And I couldn’t tell it any other way. Writing is what I do – I’ve earned my living from it since the day I joined the East Grinstead Observer in 1979 – and I am rubbish at more…


JANE RAWSON – author of Formaldehyde

10. What advice do you give aspiring writers?

That depends on what they aspire to do. I can’t advise on being excellent or on being profitable. All I can say is make a serious effort to make time to write, give up other things so you more…


EMMA VISKIC – author of Resurrection Bay

10. What advice do you give aspiring writers?

Nothing you write is a waste of time. Some days you slog through a thousand soulless words and write one beautiful sentence. Don’t regret those thousand words – they led you to that more…

KIM LOCK – author of Like I Can Love

4. What were three works of art – book or painting or piece of music, etc – you can now say, had a great effect on you and influenced your own development as a writer?

No singular piece, but rather collections of art en masse. Libraries and bookstores have always been my go-to places for influence and creative nourishment. If I could collect and bottle Essence of Bookstore, I would wear it on more…


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