‘Writing, as Hemingway reminds us, is a craft in which we are all apprentices and no one becomes a master. I have an acute awareness of my need to work every day; my duty to rewrite endlessly.’
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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’.