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Kerry Hammerton

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Interview with Finuala Dowling

I interviewed Finuala Dowling for my stint as a Mslexia blogger. I chatted to her about writing and about being a woman writer in South Africa

Finuala, you have been described as the Jane Austen of South Africa. Do you agree with this?

There’s no writer I admire as much as Jane Austen, so I WISH this statement were true even while I admit that I’m not in her league.

The rest of the interview can be found on the Mslexia Blog

I also asked Finuala about  about being a creative writing teacher (truthfully as one of her students I wanted to get some inside information about what makes a good poem).

That part of the interview can be found on my personal blog.


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