Inside the Verse Novel

Writers on Writing

Linda Weste

In these 22 interviews with notable verse novelists, Linda Weste explores the uniqueness of storytelling through poetry and the verse novel genre. Her subjects include Bernardine Evaristo, joint winner of the Booker Prize in 2019; and what they have to say enriches our understanding of the many ways poetry and narratives can meld.
Publication date:
July 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Language:
English
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984255

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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• Leading writers explain the verse novel in this valuable book for readers and aspiring writers
• An international list of contributors including inverviews with Bernardine Evaristo (Booker Prize winner, 2019), Fred D'Aguiar (British-Guyanese poet, novelist, playwright) and Alice Jolly (winner of the Royal Society of Literature's V. S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for short stories, 2014 and the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2016).

In these twenty-two interviews with verse novelists from the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, Linda Weste explores the uniqueness of storytelling through poetry and the genre of the verse novel. Her subjects are notable representatives of countries where the genre thrives; among them is Bernardine Evaristo, joint winner of the Booker Prize in 2019; and what they have to say enriches our understanding of the many ways poetry and narratives can meld to create a unique reading experience.