What’s Fiction and Fragments all about?
Fiction and Fragments takes its title from Sam‘s 2020 memoir The Fragments Of My Father, and is a framework to talk about novel-writing, publishing and personal experience, and the correspondence between the three.
Who were you chatting with?
I was chatting with Sam Mills, novelist and MD of indie press Dodo Ink. We spoke about my Paris-set 2020 novel Jacob’s Advice as well as Sam’s recent non-fiction works Chauvo-Feminism and The Fragments Of My Father, and her novel 2012 debut The Quiddity Of Will Self. We also chatted about our approaches to writing, the publishing industry and the life of the working author and reviewer.
How did it go?
The conversation with Sam went really well, with detailed discussion about all our books, as well as the publishing industry and how to navigate it. There were some searching questions from an attentive audience, many about agents and editors and how to establish any kind of longevity as a writer, which I hope Sam and I answered usefully.
Here’s to the Bookie 2023.
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