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Why I Write

Philip Roth once said that real life was so extraordinary that no fiction could compete with it – if a writer invented such outlandish plots no one would believe it. 560 more words

Writing Process

Diaries, Diversions and Double Beds

As a young woman, L.M. Montgomery, the woman who would later publish the famous Anne of Green Gables series, kept a giddy collaborative journal with her writer friend and housemate, …

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Emily Dickinson

On rereading

For me rereading is the litmus test of a work of art’ — Edna O’Brien.

We finish a book and return to it years later to see what we might have missed, or the ways in which time or age have affected our understanding.’

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Virginia Woolf


EDNA O BRIEN ( born on 15th December 1930)

Edna is the queen of the Irish literary bad girls. And now at 83 her stock has never been higher as she has just become the second winner of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction. 430 more words