Dear Julie, Your second novel, The Buddha in the Attic, centers around Japanese women brought over to San Francisco as picture brides, in the early 1900s, to…… Read more “Some of us cried”
Julie Otsuka was born in 1962 in Palo Alto, in California. Her parents were of Japanese descent. Otsuka studied at Yale University, where she graduated with a… Read more "Julie Otsuka"
Dear Daphne, Originally published in 1938 and adapted for the cinema by Alfred Hitchcock, your book Rebecca (1938) is a great piece of modern Gothic literature, a novel…… Read more “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”
Daphne du Maurier (Lady Browning, 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was a British writer. She wrote novels, short stories and plays. In recognition for her literary…… Read more “Daphne du Maurier”
Shirley, dear, WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, the last novel you published during your lifetime, is narrated by the protagonist Mary Katherine (Merricat), a…… Read more “We eat the year away”
Dear Eimear, I was deeply moved by your first novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. Abandoned by her father, stifled by the conservatism of the…… Read more “Nicer is not what I am after”
Eimear McBride (1976) is an Irish novelist. At 17, McBride moved to London to study acting at The Drama Centre. Awards 2013 Goldsmiths Prize winner for A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing…… Read more “Eimear McBride”
Remember yesterday. When everything changed for about two minutes, at dusk, and the red sky just fell on the red foliage. Suddenly all the buildings lit…… Read more “Autumn”