Louise Hare – Debut novelist talks about finding the golden nuggets in short stories.

Louise Hare’s debut novel, ‘This Lovely City’, tells the story of Lawrie Matthews. A jazz musician fresh of the Empire Windrush, takes rooms in a tiny South London house, and immediately discovers a tragedy which threatens to tear the city apart.

We talk about why this idea grew from a short-story, which she couldn’t quite put down, also why she took on a Masters in Creative Writing, and what was special about this story that got her published, when some books before had failed.

Also, Louise recently made the semi-leap to writing full-time, and we talk about how that’s affected her working day, and how much she hopes to get done.

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