Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Writing Life: Authors Speak (British…

The Writing Life: Authors Speak (British Library - British Library Sound…

by The British Library

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0712351086, Audio CD)

 Where do you find inspiration for your books? What are your writing influences? Why do you write? When do you write? If given the opportunity, these are the questions we’d often love to ask our favorite authors. And now, thanks to these selections from the British Library’s Authors’ Lives archive, we can hear some of the answers. Offering inspiring insights alongside practical advice, this two-CD set gathers together some of Britain’s leading contemporary authors to share their experiences of the highs and lows of the writing life.
            These selected interviews feature previously unheard recordings of poets, novelists, children’s writers, historians, and biographers speaking candidly about all aspects of the writing process. Such authors as Hilary Mantel, P. D. James, Michael Morpurgo, Antony Beevor, Michael Holroyd, and Penelope Lively are included among these captivating and stimulating interviews that will be instructive for both aspiring writers and avid readers.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:27 -0400)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,058,978 books! | Top bar: Always visible