Archive | August 2013

The Cuteness of Bees


Here’s my interview in the Guardian with Margaret Atwood, on top scathing form on a variety of subjects. Particularly interesting: her dismissal of Lauren Sandler’s essay in the Atlantic, counselling women writers to have only one child. “Make your choice,” she says. “Stop whining about it and filling up copy in magazines with your guilt.”

Writing Lessons



I enjoyed guesting here on Marion Roach Smith’s excellent blog about memoir writing…capsule summary: only do it if the story is good enough and you absolutely have to. Writing a memoir is even more of a faff than I imagine writing a novel might be.