5 responses to “Author Spotlight no.366 – Laura Wilkinson (inc. giveaway)

  1. Pagadan

    May 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Lest we forget… It’s good to remember and share the past, especially when so many people around the world weren’t aware of it…

    • Laura Wilkinson

      May 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      That was one of my motivations for writing the novel, Pagadan. I wanted to bring this important story to a new generation of readers, and especially to young women. It’s so easy to forget how recently many equalities were won – and there is still some way to go before we achieve true parity of opportunity in this country, let alone so many others around the world. Thank you for reading and contributing.

  2. Diane

    May 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I found your review – perhaps not a review, more an explanation of how and why the book came to be written – exceptionally interesting. I can understand what you wrote about needing distance to the subject of the book. By making your novel a work of fiction based on fact, you have achieved this emotional distance, but (and I feel that this is very important), you give the feeling that you definitely understand, and you can relate to, what you are actually writing about.

  3. Laura Wilkinson

    May 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks, Diane. I think it’s crucial that writers fully empathise with their characters for at least the duration of the story! Thanks for reading.


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