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Some thoughts on ‘write what you know’ — a podcast

Last week I ran an interview with my Venetian writing mates, Gregory Dowling and Philip Gwynne Jones, which you'll find below. One point raised by Gregory in that chat near San Basilio kept nagging at me: that old and thorny subject of writing about what you know. Gregory rightly pointed out that, as an academic, … Continue reading Some thoughts on ‘write what you know’ — a podcast

Talking Venice, writing and books, with two authors who live there

Gregory, Philip and yours truly outside the Terminal bar earlier this week. Gregory Dowling and Philip Gwynne Jones in conversation. I've written a good few books set in Italy but always from a slight distance. While I spend a lot of time there I've never made the move. So I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading Talking Venice, writing and books, with two authors who live there

How Venice saved my writing career — a podcast

As anyone who knows me understands I love Venice. A lot. I'm just back from my third trip there this year and it's time I paid some dues. First a podcast on how a random press trip to the city and a boring press conference kickstarted my writing career just when I thought it was … Continue reading How Venice saved my writing career — a podcast