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The Writing Life: Endings
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Bailey, Paul, Brett, Simon, Cope, Wendy, Fuller, John, Glendinning, Victoria, Holroyd, Michael, Porter, Peter, Rankin, Ian
In these selections of extracts writers, biographers, and poets talk about endings (how is a book finished, and when? What feelings are experienced in saying goodbye to familiar characters, both imagined and real?) and if you can you judge the quality of your work? Speakers (in order of appearance): Hilary Mantel, Hilary Spurling, Philip Hensher, Paul Bailey, Simon Brett, Ian Rankin, Michael Holroyd, Victoria Glendinning, John Fuller, Peter Porter, Wendy Cope.
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.