25 January 2012 0 Comments

Podcast: Finding Truly Real Fiction


Writers usually decide to be writers before they know what they might write about. In my case, a journey from teenage isolation in Britain to the violence of the Middle East led me to the elements of my fiction which could be true — not just based on reality, but in the sense that they show something true about the souls of the people I had come to know and most of all about myself. Here I talk about how Dashiell Hammett, journalism and teenage alienation were staging points on that journey.

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