A historian, biographer and critic, Lucy Hughes-Hallett is the author of The Pike, a biography of Gabriele d’Annunzio, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction, the Costa Biography Award, the Duff Cooper Prize and the Paddy Power Political Biography of the Year Award. Her other non-fiction books are Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions and Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen. Peculiar Ground is her first novel.
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To be a good writer you first have to be a good reader. Three novelists, Susie Boyt, Tessa Hadley and Lucy Hughes-Hallett, discuss the importance of reading to them as writers. Who were their inspirations, and what did they learn from them? Susie’s novel Love and Fame, Tessa’s short story collection Bad Dreams, and Lucy’s novel […]