Writers In Black and White: Contemporary Authors Discuss the Writing Life (Black and White Series)

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Writers in Black and White is a beautiful coffee table book and an important collection of interviews of some of the globe's most revered authors. And, the personal interviews are accompanied by atmospheric black and white photographs of each writer. The result is an inspiring snapshot of advice and personal experiences that all (aspiring) writers must grapple with such as: what it takes to be a successful writer, getting published, dealing with rejection and more first hand accounts and advice by some of the world's most successful writers. This book will appeal to any aspiring writer.

Some well-known names adorning its pages include:

* Lee Child, bestselling and prolific writer of action fiction, including 61 Hours and Worth Dying For * Joanne Harris, creator of Chocolat, which was famously turned into a film; * Jim Crace, Man Booker Prize winner and author of Quarantine * Hanif Kureishi author of Intimacy and Buddha of Suburbia * Simon Mawer, Man Booker Prize winner * Siobhan Curham, author of new format book Dear Dylan and winner of the Young Minds Book Award November 2010 * Queen of Crime bestselling author Minette Walters whose books have been turned into film and television.

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All Authors interviewed and photographed include:

Stephen Benatar*Sarah Bradford* Brian Chikwava* Lee Child* Bill Coles* Edmund Conway* Jim Crace* Charles Cumming* Siobhan Curham* Aminatta Forna* Esther Freud* Joanne Harris* Philip Hoare* Paul Hoffman* Alex Horne* Jennifer Joyce* Hanif Kureishi* Elizabeth Laird* Jeffrey Lewis* Simon Mawer* Vestal McIntyre* Nicholas Murray*Heidi Rice* Ben Shephard* Colin Thubron* Barbara Trapido* Cathi Unsworth* Minette Walters * Alex Wheatle* Dr. Anna Whitelock* Farahad Zama*

From the Author:

Alanna Lynott and Solange Berchemin are two writers who currently specialise in journalism, particularly on the web. Like any self-respecting journalist, they both have half-finished novels in their desk drawers for which they hope to find a publisher (if they ever finish them!). They know how challenging it is to earn a living from writing, which gives them a tremendous respect for those who do so at the highest level - such as the authors interviewed here. As Alanna puts it, "I am exactly the type of person the book is aimed at - I am halfway through a novel of my own and fall prey to all those doubts and mistakes any other writer does. Because of this I could ask the right questions."

Knowing what it can be like to want to write for a living, they took on the challenge of interviewing some most established authors alive today and asked them questions many fans and would-be-writers would like to know.

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