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'Fascinated by people'

27 February 2006

'I write biographies because I am fascinated by people - by their infinite resourcefulness, by their mystery and power, by the strange patterns their lives make - and because they give me better plots than any novel I could invent. My subjects have been writers and a painter because the frontier between life and art is where I like to work.'

Hilary Spurling, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Matisse the Master, quoted in Writers' ForumBritish writers' magazine which is highly recommended for all writers. It features wide range of news and articles which help writers to improve their work and get published: