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Jamie Lee Searle & Chris Simms

The sharp end of an Alsatian

Jamie Lee Searle reflects on her fiction-writing practice and Chris Simms explores the tricky art of research. Jamie Lee Searle reflects on the experience of building a fiction-writing practice fifteen years into a translating career. Chris Simms explains why research is his favourite part of writing, considers the advantages of talking with real people when seeking realism in fiction, and his own scary undercover experience at the sharp end of an Alsatian.

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