Alan Hollingshurst Reads from ‘The Stranger’s Child’ at Outwrite Nov. 26
Hollingshurst comes to Outwrite October 26th to read from and sign the novel. ‘The Stranger’s Child’ is his much-anticipated first novel in seven years.
‘Wanted to write a book about World War I that didn’t actually have the first World War in it. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I wanted the story of these people’s lives and their reputations to be traced much further on throughout the century.’
‘I get a lot of pleasure from writing but I’m very slow. This book took me four and a half years to write. It was originally going to be in two parts, but decided not to do that. It has a huge time span that covers 95 years.’
‘I have a routing of self-isolation when I write. I draw a line through my diary for a month or so. I wish I could integrate writing more into the pattern of my everyday life, but this is the only way I seem to be able to do it, by this rather extreme measure.’