All items: Muriel Spark

Liberation isn't all that's needed to achieve the long-haul goal of a novel, it takes discipline too which I've found most easily applied in the early morning before the demands and distractions of the day.
The inspiration here has involved a movement from poetry to prose. This is something that pleases me immensely; one genre fertilising another.

Mavis Cheek continues her conversation with James McConnachie, discussing how her writing life has charted enormous changes in women’s lives and regretting the dearth of humour in ‘serious’ contemporary fiction.