Interview with Strange Alliances

This is just a quick post to let you know that my interview with Elaine Aldred is over at her blog, Strange Alliances: F.C. Malby. Literally Engaged With Her Writing. We discuss my teaching experience in the Czech Republic just after the fall of communism, and various aspects of writing and publishing. Many thanks to Elaine … Continue reading Interview with Strange Alliances

Author Interview: Ian McEwan On Writing (Guardian Open Weekend)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itDfngKY_PI How do you restore the stock of ideas for prolific writing? Make time by saying 'no' to unnecessary things. Do nothing when you have finished, take a break. Hike or get out. How do you enjoy writing? You need a form of happiness, a total absorption in trying to write. Get lost in what … Continue reading Author Interview: Ian McEwan On Writing (Guardian Open Weekend)

What Makes a Page Turner

An interview with Maeve Binchy This wonderful author was a favourite of mine as a young teenager. Maeve Binchy had a way of making me feel the characters emotions and kept me turning the pages until the very last one. I was almost surprised when I finished her book 'Circle of Friends' as it was … Continue reading What Makes a Page Turner