‘Read the masters of the past, and learn how and how not, to write. If you think independently reading others strengthens our independence rather than harming it.’
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‘I read Macbeth first and happened to learn half of it by heart. This was Shakespeare’s achievement not of my memory.’
Jane Rogoyska speaks with Frances Byrnes about being drawn to her father’s homeland of Poland, telling hidden stories from that country’s brutal history, and how the frustrations of film production drove her to writing.