‘When I was writing my fourth novel I had two toddlers but I was trapped inside my story; I was compelled to keep writing.’
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‘I am the scribe. I record, I argue, I raise awareness and I try to persuade others through my words.’
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’.