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Chris Arthur speaks with Cherise Saywell about the essay as a multifaceted and ‘heretical’ form, the notion of a ‘dangerously failed’ piece of work, and the encouraging fact that ‘If you can find the objects that speak to you, essays will follow’.

‘In my spare time I would escape into any book I could find which meant that one day, by chance, really, I picked up ‘Misery’ by Stephen King. ‘