A radio interview, and an upcoming creative writing workshop.
I was recently on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Open Book’, with host Alex Clark, discussing twins in literature, along with Ann Morgan. Ann’s new book, Beside Myself, is a creepy psychological thriller that also has insightful things to say about mental illness – if you enjoy books about twins, you’re in for a treat. You can listen to the episode here (our bit starts at about 11:10):
For those of you who are interested in writing dystopian fiction, on Sat 27th February, I’ll be teaching a creative writing workshop as part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2016. Details of my event are here, and tickets (available to book on Tues 2nd Feb) are free. Here’s a little info about the session:
“Ever wanted to write dystopian fiction? Interested in what makes The Handmaid’s Tale so chillingly prescient, The Hunger Games so gripping, and The Road so devastating? This workshop will discuss why authors and readers keep returning to dystopian stories, and will push you to consider how you can make your own dystopian fiction striking and new. What is it that makes an effective dystopia, and how can you use these ideas to make your own writing more effective? Come prepared to write, as this interactive workshop will have you interrogating your ideas, and trying out new ones. “
Hope to see you there!