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S4 Ep11 Sophie Haydock
March 14, 2023 · 60 min
Award winning journalist and author, Sophie Haydock. Sophie's debut Novel THE FLAMES is the story of Egon Schieie’s four muses in early 20th century Vienna, which was published in the UK in hardback last year, about to come out in the US and soon to be published in paperback in the UK too. Sophie and Kate Sawyer, author of THE STRANDING & THIS FAMILY, talk about how she was inspired to write by an exhibition at the Courthald Gallery, giving women from the past their voices and the difficulties in depicting the problematic behaviour of men in a different era. She also tells me how applying for prizes (and winning the impress prize first novel award) helped her to push forward her writing of The Flames. I hope you enjoy listening to our chat as much as I did recording it and find Sophie’s honesty about her road to publication inspiring and interesting. All the books that are mentioned are listed in the below and you can check them out or purchase them in the episode specific Bookshop.org shop HERE.Guest:  Sophie Haydock   Twitter:   @SophieHaydock   IG: @_sophiehaydock_ & @egonscheileswomenBooks: The Flames by Sophie HaydockHost: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer IG: @mskatesawyer The Stranding by Kate Sawyer This Family (coming May 2023. Available to pre-order now!)Shopie’s recommendations:A book for fan’s of Sophie's work: I was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn, The Chosen by Elizabeth Lowry, Hamnet by Maggie O'FarrellA book Sophie has always loved: The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracey ChevalierA book that’s been published recently or is coming soon: Mrs Van Gough by Caroline CauchiOther books discussed in this episode: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead, The Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson, Mrs Hemmingway by Naomi WoodAll books recommended and discussed in this episode are available to be purchased from the Novel Experience Bookshop.Org Shop Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.