‘I write because I’m angry. Okay that’s not the only reason, not by a long way, but it was a big reason for me starting to write in the first place.’
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Laura Hird speaks with Geoff Hattersley about her beginnings as a writer of bleak and gritty short stories, the real reason her first novel was written in four different voices, and how she gave her mother a literary afterlife in ‘Dear Laura’.
‘Montaigne was dead set against authoritarians, system-makers and pedants. He celebrated diversity, personal liberty and tolerance.’