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Writers Talk

Conversations with Contemporary British Novelists



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This is a collection of interviews with contemporary British novelists offering a fascinating insight into bestselling authors' views on fiction today.Why do writers write? How do they react to criticism of their work? What inspires them and how do they work? Does fiction have any political, ethical or spiritual significance? Can we learn more about a book from its author? This collection of interviews with contemporary British novelists offers a fascinating insight into bestselling authors' views on fiction today; their influences and themes; readers and critics; why they write and their writing process; and provides a snapshot of the reality of living as a writer. Revealing the hopes, fears, beliefs and ambitions of leading authors, "Writers Talk" is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary literature or the nature of the writing process."Writers Talk" includes interviews with Kate Atkinson, Pat Barker, Jonathan Coe, Jim Crace, Toby Litt, David Mitchell, Will Self, Graham Swift, Matt Thorne and Alan Warner.

Author Biography

Philip Tew is Professor of English (Post-1900 Literature) at Brunel University, UK, Director of Brunel's Centre for Contemporary Writing and Director of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies. Fiona Tolan is Lecturer in English at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Leigh Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Westminster, UK.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2008
Edited by Fiona Tolan Edited by Leigh Wilson Edited by Philip Tew
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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