Uk News Author Sophie Mackintosh on time spent 'staring out of windows' United Kingdom news
PremierLeague-News.Com - The author on Wales, writing rooms, her heroes and a love of crisp sentences
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Where are you now and what can you see?I’m living with my parents right now, so I’m in my sister’s old bedroom, which is my temporary lockdown office. My desk is covered in books, pencils and random notes and doodles, but also through the window I can see some cheerful cows that live on the farm next door. And a lot of very green grass, because it’s Wales.What are you currently reading?Your guide to what to watch next - no spoilers, we promiseEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Peaces, the forthcoming novel by Helen Oyeyemi, so obviously it is brilliant.Who is your favourite author and why do you admire her/him?I love Joy Williams for her eerie crisp sentences and perfect short stories. Her way of seeing the world is at once totally uncanny and very true. Describe the room where you usually write…My spare room doubles up as my office in Walthamstow, north-east London.
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. It’s a work in progress, but does give me a great view of several neighbours’ gardens. (Clearly I spend quite a lot of time staring out of windows.) Which fictional character most resembles you?Definitely feeling some Miss Havisham vibes [from Great Expectations] at this stage of lockdown.Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?Julie d’Aubigny, otherwise known as La Maupin, was a sword-fighting bisexual opera singer in 17th-century France. She lived a life raucous enough that she had to be pardoned by the king twice.Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh is out now in paperback (Hamish Hamilton, £8.99
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