All items: Lucy Flannery

Susan Fletcher explores the experience of outsiderhood, both physical and social, and its influence on her writing, and wonders whether readers, too, are increasingly recognising themselves in outsider protagonists.

Lucy Flannery describes how an idle moment on twitter led to her accidentally writing a novel, and how the process of doing so raised old demons about her right to be an author.

The precision of Wodehouse, the economy of Fitzgerald and the wild comic invention of Flann O'Brien; these then are the elements that inspire me.
It was never a conscious choice. I was constructing narrative long before I could actually write it. If no one ever read or performed my work I would still keep on doing it.