Daisy Johnson and Alan Trotter discuss their latest novels, how they approach research, and the ways in which myths, horror movies and detective fiction influence their writing.
Letters from Basel Ghattas, an Israeli-Arab member of parliament imprisoned for smuggling cell phones to Palestinian prisoners.
‘I longed for poems to meet me in my sorrow and help me know how to live in that new world, how to survive it.’
‘For me, narratives are always tied to and emerging from other narratives; there is no single beginning, no origin.’
‘There’s a lot I’ve written to you that I’ve never said to anyone else before simply because of how much you and I share.’
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