In part three of This Writing Life's chat with American writer Vendela Vida about her latest novel The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty, we begin by asking: 'Why Casablanca?'
----more----After some exploration of labyrinths (and stupid questions), we move onto:
art, stories and constant change
'A story is something that happens, after which nothing is ever the same'
characters (and Vida) on the verge of...adulthood?
parenthood, acting, and playing at selfhood
Reeves, Aretha, Sabine: the various selves of Vida's heroine
'I know what her name is...but I'm not going to tell you'