‘I didn’t know how to make sense of losing her. Writing became a place of refuge. Poetry was how my thoughts first spilled out of me; I wrote my first book of poetry at the age of eleven.’
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‘Thinking, telling, writing began with the ocean of story, between the dusty Northern plains of Delhi and the southern, sultry port of Madras – now Chennai.’
Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her Dominican heritage, her Yorkshire upbringing, how her parents’ love of stories inspired her as a teller of tales, and how her career kicked off in multiple directions all at once.
‘I lie silently as the last dregs of my once transcendent seriousness drain away. What I’m mostly feeling now is lonely.’