Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Amanda Coe: ‘The older I get, the more confident I am about exploring class in my writing’
The novelist and screenwriter on social mobility, childhood and gothic melodrama in her new book, Getting Colder
Amanda Coe is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter whose first novel was What They Do in the Dark. She has also written extensively for television: her credits include the Channel 4 series As If, the feature Margot for BBC4, episodes of Shameless, and adapting John Braine’s Room at the Top, screened by the BBC. She was born in Yorkshire in 1965 and lives in London. Her gripping new novel, Getting Colder, beautifully traces the bereavement of playwright Patrick following the death of his wife, Sara, and her children Louise and Nigel’s struggle to understand why she abandoned them. Meet the author.