Landfall reviews The Writing Life


Read Tasha Haines insightful review of The Writing Life by Deborah Shepard:

In her introduction to The Writing Life, Deborah Shepard highlights the determination and passion of the twelve writers she interviews and curates into this collection. Shepard has selected a diverse group covering many genres: from writing for children, to many approaches to the novel, poetry and non-fiction. The writers are Joy Cowley, Marilyn Duckworth, Tessa Duder, Chris Else, Patricia Grace, David Hill, Witi Ihimaera, Fiona Kidman, Owen Marshall, Vincent O’Sullivan, Philip Temple and Albert Wendt. The interviews show that adversity breeds a certain compulsion, which becomes the grit that seeds the pearl of craft.

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