Briefly, the interview covers:
- breaking genre.
- the role of child narrator Michael in exploring life and death in a coming-of-age story.
- developing the character of Nan.
- the first lines of the novel.
- some fun questions to finish, including the all important, ‘What’s next?’
To read the questions and answers in full, please click here
There is so much I could say about the background to writing The Chicken Soup Murder; I’m grateful to Shauna for asking me to take part in her Writers Chat series and giving me the chance to share some of that experience.
Shauna Gilligan is a novelist and short story writer, originally from Dublin. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales and teaches creative writing. Her debut novel is Happiness Comes from Nowhere. To learn more about Shauna please click here.