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A Tribute to Helen Dunmore. The Moment: Gone Forever, but also Here, Now

I was very saddened to read of Helen Dunmore’s death earlier this month and I wanted to republish this (rather long) interview that describes our meeting in Edinburgh, back in 2008.  I can still picture her sitting in the Signing … Continue reading

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l Walter Scott Prize 2012: and the winner is… Sebastian Barry

Today was a bizarre sort of June day: torrential downpours, mud, and a drumroll of rain on the marquee roof to welcome the announcement of the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, founded through the generosity of the Duke … Continue reading

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