Part two of Rosa
Rankin-Gee's chat with This Writing Life begins with a discussion of the
coming-of-age-story (in her case, debut novel The Last Kings of Sark). ----more----From there it was a sprightly leap across echoes of Dickens and metaphorical islands to:
stages in and of life
'I am fascinated with the idea of bluffing and posturing...'
when does a doctor - or a novelist - become a doctor - or a novelist?
how does Rosa write (in Paris)?
writing for money (the day job in copy-writing) v writing for art (the other day job)
$ million idea: canned applause and booing for writers at work
living in France, speaking in French and jokes about Joseph Conrad
vegetarian restaurants, Hemingway, racist street signs and Parisian chit chat
sadness, marriage, Scott Fitzgerald's balls: A Moveable Feast chit chat
Bonjour Tristesse: writing about the past
Rosa-tinted spectacles, Rosa on the Rise and other Rosa-related puns