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Tag: British Writers

A Journey of Souls – Why Novels Are the Most Truthful Medium

A Journey of Souls – Why Novels Are the Most Truthful Medium

The first time someone talks to you because they’ve read your novel, it is very peculiar. The novel I have just published – My Memories of a Future Life – is about a classical pianist who has to stop playing because of a mysterious injury. Her desperation and her search for a cure are the […]

September 26, 2011 | By | 18 Replies More
On Memoirs: Writing About Abuse and Difficult Topics

On Memoirs: Writing About Abuse and Difficult Topics

I’d always loved writing. I’d kept journals, written poetry and short stories and had ideas for books. I’d never thought about writing my own story but there came a point where I wanted to share it to try to release myself from the past and its haunting memories. I should explain that I grew up […]

July 11, 2011 | By | 17 Replies More
A Book Reviewer’s Tale

A Book Reviewer’s Tale

In 2003, I was a freelance book critic for the Sunday Herald (Scotland, UK). The paper’s literary editor, Alan Taylor, worked for part of the week at a long table in a rather gloomy office overlooking Edinburgh‘s handsome St Andrew’s Square, and every week I would go in and spend an hour or so looking […]

June 11, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More