Podcast LIVE | In conversation with Michèle Roberts, Franco-British novelist

Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly-acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House which won the W.H. Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She has also published poetry and short stories, and is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of PEN and of The Society of Authors.

I caught up with her by the telephone, on the eve of the Covid 19 lockdown, to talk about Negative Capability: A Diary of Surviving, her latest book out today with Sandstone Press, and much more besides. 

We covered a range of topics, including: being born a twin; growing up in Edgware just outside London; summer holidays in Etretat, Normandy; Roman Catholic schooling and rebellion; becoming a writer and being published by The Womens Press and Virago; culture and creative freedom in the 1970s and 1980s; feminism then and now; the influence of biculturalism; the shock of rejection, learning and rebuilding from the inside out  . . .

Negative Capability: A Diary of Surviving, is published on 28 May by Sandstone Press.

ISBN: HB 978 1913207144 RRP 14.99 GBP ebook 978 1913207151 RRP 9.99 GBP

Read the review HERE.

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