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The Writing Life: The writing day

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  • Interviewees

    Bailey, Paul, Fine, Anne, Frayn, Michael, Hensher, Philip, Holroyd, Michael, Mantel, Hilary, Morpurgo, Michael, Rankin, Ian, Spurling, Hilary, Thwaite, Anthony

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    O'Reilly, Sarah

  • Abstract

    In this selection of extracts writers talk about their writing day; they reflect on where they write, the tools they rely on (should you write on a computer or use pen and paper? ), and the extent to which they rewrite. Speakers (in order of appearance): Hilary Spurling, Hilary Mantel, Michael Frayn, Paul Bailey, Michael Morpurgo, Ian Rankin, Anne Fine, Michael Holroyd, Philip Hensher, Anthony Thwaite.

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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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