Hearing voices

Filed under: Fiction

Sebastian Faulks interviewed by Jane Thynne.

Sebastian Faulks’s early work, such as his three French novels – Girl at the Lion d’Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray – was written in the third person and set in the past. His more recent books, such as Engleby and A Week in December, as well as having more modern settings, have had first-person narrators and multiple viewpoints. Faulks talks to novelist and journalist Jane Thynne about how a novelist can keep learning new skills, the all-important narrative ‘voice’, his novel in progress, and the challenge of simply ‘being’ other people.

Recorded on Monday 24 October 2011 at Kings Place.

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