Archive for November, 2011

History in the Service of Fiction

Anna Funder, author of the brilliant non fiction Stasiland, has released a novel called All that I Am. Based on real people and events, the book set my historian self and literary self at odds with one another. Read my response to the book and my interview with Funder here Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Birthing’

I recently published a creative non fiction piece about the birth of my first child; an experience that was alternately profound, terrifying and comic. Read the rest of this entry »

In conversation with Andrew Nicoll

Andrew Nicoll, the author of The Good Mayor, has released his second novel, The Love and Death of Caterina. Andrew spoke to me about his new book and the intriguing relationship between art and empathy. Read the rest of this entry »