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The Writing Life: Choosing a genre

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  • Interviewees

    Duffy, Maureen, Glendinning, Victoria, Holroyd, Michael, James, P.D., Porter, Peter

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    O'Reilly, Sarah

  • Abstract

    In this selection of extracts writers talk about choosing a genre; why do some choose poetry, others biography or the novel? Speakers (in order of appearance): Peter Porter, Maureen Duffy, Victoria Glendinning, P.D. James, Michael Holroyd.

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    This is a compilation of short extracts from life story oral history interview recorded by National Life Stories for the Authors' Lives project. They were published on a CD 'The Writing Life' and the individual tracks have been grouped together into themed clusters.

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