"On a particular night in October, you’ve got your nose ahead of J.M. Coetzee."
Hilary Mantel writes about winning (and, previously, not winning) the Man Booker prize. Her victory has changed History Today's attitudes to historical fiction, it seems. But not Antony Beevor's.
In How to Write a Great Novel
authors such as Edwidge Danticat, Hilary Mantel, Orhan Pamuk, Junot Díaz and Margaret Atwood speak about their writing process. If you want your thoughts on writing in a longer format, you could do a lot worse than The New York Times' Writers on Writing
series, which features short essays by, for example, Kurt Vonnegut
, Saul Bellow
, Louise Erdrich
and Annie Proulx
. Should you thirst for meditations longer yet, Barbara Demarco-Barrett
has on her Writers on Writing
radio show interviewed a boatload of authors
and it is available as a podcast [iTunes link]