ABR: Name an early literary idol or influence whom you no longer admire – or vice versa.
RT: Lawrence Durrell. At fifteen, I loved his prose so much, I wanted to eat the book; now I want to chuck al More
ABR: 'What, if anything, impedes your writing?'
RO: 'The act of writing impedes my writing. The books I write in my head are perfect. Unfortunately, translating them onto the page ruins them.'
ABR: Why do you write? JE: Because I love doing it and because at times I’ve been changed for the better as a result of reading great novels. Bohemia Beach is about a successful woman who is also an alcohol More
ABR: Why do you write? SS: I write to make sense of the world – or at least to ask better questions – and because words are powerful, transformative tools that can help b More
Why do you write?I figure that with practice I might improve. Even if I don’t, I will persist. If in an entire book there is one sentence that works, I see it as proof of growth. Sometim More
Why do you write? Through a love of words. Are you a vivid dreamer? Awfully, but I was warned early not to put dreams in novels, at least nothing longer than half a line ...More
Australian Book Review spoke to Josephine Wilson, whose second novel, Extinctions (UWA Publishing, 2016) won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award after winning the inaugural Dor More
Why do you write? Because I get enjoyment out of it, and so do other people.More
Why do you write? If I knew the answer to that I probably wouldn’t write. Are you a vivid dreamer? I know I dream, but all I remember are my nightmares. Where are you happiest? Weekends More