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Sanjida O’Connell

Sanjida O’Connell

…fiction, The Naked Name of Love and Sugar Island, which were published by John Murray, and her earlier novels, Angel Bird and Theory of Mind, were published by Black Swan….

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

…are just some of the things that authors I know have been asked. Cheltenham was the ur-festival, founded back in 1949 by John Moore, author of Portrait of Elmbury (1945)…

Loving Our Slavery

Loving Our Slavery

…feeling about the way mass media culture worked). John, ‘the Savage’ in the novel, who ends by committing suicide, is someone who claims ‘the right to be unhappy’ as an…

Can’t Write, Won’t Write

Can’t Write, Won’t Write

…have suffered from it, like a bout of intellectual flu, often exacerbated by depression or alcoholism. As an antidote, I would cite the maxim – John Updike’s, if memory serves…

A Self Among the Crowd

A Self Among the Crowd

…whose members included Rupert Brooke, EM Forster, John Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, Lytton Strachey and Virginia’s husband, Leonard Woolf. It’s inevitable, then, that Woolf should know many more eminent people…

Double Duty

Double Duty

…writing; ‘It concerns me much…that John Balfour of Kinloch, the covenanting fanatic, was an ancestral cousin’— as if, true to the Calvinist doctrine of predestination, it was bound to set…

Pressure To Be Cheerful

Pressure To Be Cheerful

…your own story.’ Whether the self is discovered, made visible in autobiography, or invented, is beyond our knowing — partly because, as Paul John Eakin writes in How our Lives…

When Poetry Spends the Night

When Poetry Spends the Night

…a sense of flow, the ‘vivid and continuous dream’ that John Gardner speaks of in On Becoming A Novelist. What I had just written did flow and I had derived…

Charterhouse to Charnel House

Charterhouse to Charnel House

…while Pissing Alley (now Passing Alley, off St John’s Street) was nearly ankle-deep in animal belly-blood, fat and foam. Not surprisingly the meat market’s proximity to St Bartholomew’s Hospital was…