‘Would I be guilty of destroying the serious intent underneath the humour, with this ‘coffin’ stunt? Would I be guilty of stripping my protagonist of his dignity?’
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‘While I was shy and embarrassed to begin with, I soon became obsessed. I didn’t like the person I was turning into. ‘
Caitlin Davies and her father Hunter Davies let us eavesdrop on a conversation about their respective writing careers, being compulsive writers in a family of writers and generational changes in the publishing industry.