How are novels made? From ideas, dreams, old shoes and keys? This is what I am thinking about right now:
Photographer Khalil Raad (dressed in Ottoman gear, 1915)
chalk – is made from planktoskeletons and micro-fossils
the genius of Tove Jansson and the way she writes about light
Barbara Hepworth working on a sculpture
Nabokov, The Gift and his love for keys and butterflies
A quick line up of things I’m doing…
On Monday I’ll be in Hay (hurray) with Mohammed Hanif and Rosie Goldsmith.
On the 16th of June I’ll be saying a few words at the Durrell Centenary about Durrell’s time working for the British Council.
On 2nd July I’ll be at Hebden Bridge under the banner of NEW BLOOD which is rather gothic.
On 9th July I’ll be at Up the Junction with Stella Duffy and on the 23rd August I’ll be at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Greg Baxter.