Sarah Perry

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Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator
Inspired by a desire to be good and help others during the pandemic, novelist Sarah Perry trained to vaccinate people. But what does it mean to be good when there is so much bad faith?

Sarah Perry

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How I learned to love being an Essex girl | Sarah Perry
Novelist Sarah Perry carried Essex with her ‘like a white patent leather bag’ -until she discovered the county’s history of remarkable and outspoken women

Sarah Perry

02, Oct, 2020 @10:04 AM

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Struggling to read, or write? How to be creative in lockdown
Are you finding it hard to concentrate, or don’t know where to start? Michael Frayn, Marian Keyes, Richard Osman and more share their tips

Richard Osman, Marian Keyes, Kerry Hudson, Michael Frayn ,Sara Collins, Jessie Burton, Kit de Waal and Joe Dunthorne

02, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Sarah Perry: what good are books, in a situation like this?
The Essex Serpent author has been filling her days with sewing, baking and music - but not writing. How can you find meaning in work that feels useless?

Sarah Perry

02, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I complained bitterly throughout': Sarah Perry on how she wrote The Essex Serpent
During an afternoon drive through Essex, Perry learned about a 17th-century legend of a mysterious beast menacing the area. What if it came back?

Sarah Perry

04, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Dylan Thomas prize: teacher and nurse among 'starburst' of young talent
Sally Rooney, Sarah Perry and Michael Donkor among those longlisted for £30,000 prize for books by writers aged 39 or under

Alison Flood

31, Jan, 2019 @1:32 PM

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From Hound of the Baskervilles to the Essex Serpent: top 10 folk tales in fiction
Folklore continues to inspire writers like Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry – as well as online communities with #FolkloreThursday and creepypastas

Dan Coxon

28, Nov, 2018 @11:11 AM

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Melmoth by Sarah Perry review – a labyrinth of guilt and loneliness
The follow-up to The Essex Serpent is a dark, difficult and ambitious novel about the importance of bearing witness

Alexandra Harris

05, Oct, 2018 @7:59 AM

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Melmoth by Sarah Perry review – a masterly achievement
Perry addresses the toll that atrocities take on those who bear witness in her extraordinary reimagining of a 19th-century gothic novel

Alex Preston

02, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Boiling point: why literature loves a long, hot summer
From The Go-Between to Atonement, The Great Gatsby to Call Me by Your Name, novelists have used heatwaves to create tension, erotic charge and moments of possibility – it is a time when ‘all the rules change’

Aida Edemariam

04, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Sarah Perry on her struggle to become a writer: ‘I was poor and getting poorer’
For years the novelist had to put her literary ambitions on hold to earn a living. She explains how a literary prize gave her the freedom to write

Sarah Perry

27, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi review – strange, violent and wickedly funny
Absurdist morality fable meets horror fantasy as a victim of sectarian violence is brought back to life in Iraq

Sarah Perry

16, Feb, 2018 @7:30 AM

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