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'How much money do they think authors earn?'

22 July 2013

'When my first novel was published, people said: "Why are you still here?" (working in a London bookshop). How much money do they think authors earn? If you're lucky, you'll get enough to help you survive while you're writing your next book...

I tried to control my characters but they insisted on doing their own things. In both my books, I've used dual narratives because I enjoy the curious effect that's created when I put stories next to each other... The imaginative part of my childhood happened in Australia. A sense of homesickness can spur writing and I'm interested in the danger that people encounter in sparseley-populated places.'

Evie Wyld, author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice and All the Birds, Singing in the Independent on Sunday

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