Anna Burns: The Booker winner on why she is unable to write
She went from poverty to bestseller status with ‘Milkman’. Now, chronic pain prevents her from writing.
My interview with The Man Booker Prize-winner Anna Burns is up on Irish Times Books today.
In it, she reveals to me her struggle with constant pain and her fears about ever being able to write again.
Congratulations to George Saunders on winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
I’ve been lucky enough to have interviewed George twice and was especially honoured to share the stage with him this year at the BBC 3 Free Thinking Festival.
My first interview with him was on the day he won The Folio Prize and the second time was recently on a promotional tour of the UK and Ireland for the release of his award-winning novel.
I hope you enjoy them.
Credit: Paul McVeigh – taken in London before his Folio Prize win