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‘Beyond the satisfaction of recording your life for posterity is the cathartic joy of pouring out your unhappiness. Nothing is so bad it cannot be written out of your system.’
‘Why didn’t I write? The truth is I had too high a regard for the profession of writer to try.’

Miranda France speaks with Carole Angier about her experiences abroad in Buenos Aires and Spain, the role of mordant humour in her work, and her own journey from travel writing to pure fiction.