‘I am definitely not one of those people who can get up before everyone else and work for three hours. Sometimes insomnia forces me up at night, but I never find the urge to write.’
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Lucy Flannery speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about fallow and active creative phases, the terror and euphoria of live theatre, working collaboratively with other writers and adapting and extending Wodehouse and Austen.