Interview: The Independent on Sunday

I talk to Danuta Kean about the hardback release of All Is Song and, amongst other things, the effect of expectations when writing a second novel.

When I was a child I remember very clearly when books ceased to be illustrated.

I was eight and, for a moment, my nascent reading obsession teetered, unsure that my imagination could create images vivid enough to replace the loss. It was a secret bereavement, buried beneath the fear that it may be interpreted as stupidity. The memory popped into my head as the novelist Samantha Harvey and I discussed her new book, All is Song . . . read more

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