Neale, Derek (2020). Introduction. In: Neale, Derek ed. Writing Talk: Interviews with writers about the creative process. London: Routledge, pp. 1–17.



This is the substantive introduction to 'Writing Talk: interviews with writers about the creative process'. It investigates the role of writer-interview in further examining aspects of the writing process. It including the following sections: 'On these writers'; 'The virtue of interview'; 'On the creative process'; 'Uncertainty and the necessity of not knowing'; 'Image before word'; 'The author is dead, but what of the writer?' This introduction is written by the book's editor and interviewer. The interviewed writers are: Alan Ayckbourn, Iain Banks, Helen Blakeman, Louis de Bernières, Sarah Butler, Andrew Cowan, Jenny Diski, Patricia Duncker, David Edgar, Tanika Gupta, Richard Holmes, Hanif Kureishi, Bryony Lavery, Toby Litt, Kareem Mortimer, Michèle Roberts, Jane Rogers, Willy Russell and Sally Wainwright.

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