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Christopher Fowler
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Some authors treat public events as pyramid-selling sessions In yesterday's Comments section, Ian Luck possibly overestimates the 'incestuous circles' in which writers move. In my experience very few of us even speak to each other. It's true that there are a small handful of writers who make up for their woefully inadequate books by glad-handing 'the right people' and chasing awards, but all…
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Christopher Fowler
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After a summer spent working/ mucking about in different European countries I returned to London with a heavy heart, but was determined to learn to love this wet, grey, punishing city again. I'd hit some exhibitions and galleries, and now, as London takes its theatre very seriously, this was my next port of call; making a start on the autumn shows. It can be an expensive business if you're not…
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Christopher Fowler
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Reading & Writing
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Today the T-shirt says it all. I'm not having any Eureka moments. Staring out of the window is what I often have to do as part of my job. And today, the worst part, the staring bit, is here again. A runway of blank white paper stretches before me. I've delivered a new novel, and while I'm waiting for editorial notes on that I start thinking about what I'm doing next. Today I need a new plot. I…
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Christopher Fowler
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The Arts
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Next Wednesday I'll be reading something to give you the creeps - surprisingly not my bank statement after my recent Japan jaunt but a new ghost story for Halloween (let's drop that apostrophe for once and for all, shall me?). The National Liberal Club is in Westminster, 5 mins from Trafalgar Square, and is one of London's most venerable institutions. It is also the home of the Authors' Club, and…
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