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Title Writing talk : interviews with writers about the creative process / edited by Derek Neale
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Contents <P>Introduction<EM> </EM>1. Alan Ayckbourn 2. Andrew Cowan 3. Tanika Gupta 4. Jenny Diski 5. Iain Banks 6. Willy Russell 7. Patricia Duncker 8. Bryony Lavery 9. Kareem Mortimer 10. Michèle Roberts 11. David Edgar 12. Jane Rogers 13. Hanif Kureishi 14. Helen Blakeman 15. Richard Holmes 16. Louis de Bernières 17. Sarah Butler 18. Toby Litt 19. Sally Wainwright 20. Andrew Cowan -- Reprise</P><P></P>
Summary "Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas and the way they interpret, hone and develop them. The conversations examine the roles of technique, craft, language, reading, memory, serendipity, habit and persistence. They offer technical detail about the creative process and give unique insights into the borderlands between genres as well as offering rich, personal insights and universal resonances. A thorough introduction surveys the reasons why we are intrigued by the mysteries of individual writing practice and how these illuminate critical attitudes to literature and performance. Interviewees: Alan Ayckbourn, Iain Banks, Helen Blakeman, Louis de Bernières, Sarah Butler, Andrew Cowan, Jenny Diski, Patricia Duncker, David Edgar, Tanika Gupta, Richard Holmes, Hanif Kureishi, Bryony Lavery, Toby Litt, Kareem Mortimer, Michèle Roberts, Jane Rogers, Willy Russell, Sally Wainwright"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Derek Neale is head of Creative Writing at The Open University and Higher Education Chair of the National Association of Writers in Education. A novelist, short story and script writer, he is editor of Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research. His publications includeA Creative Writing Handbook: Developing Dramatic Technique, Individual Style and Voice (2009), which he edited and co-wrote, and The Book of Guardians (2012). He has also co-authored three volumes for Routledge: Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings (2006 ed. Linda Anderson), Writing Fiction (2009)and Life Writing (2009)
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Subject Authors -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Authors -- 21st century -- Interviews
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Neale, Derek, editor, interviewer.
ISBN 0429453396
Other Titles Interviews with writers about the creative process