“Good prose is like a windowpane,” said George Orwell. But not all writers strive for invisible sentences. Through a series of discussions with leading writers, Richard Lea investigates the different approaches to literary style, from the cut and thrust of crime fiction, as practised by novelist Peter James, to the more rococo investigations of Adam Thirlwell; from the limpid myth-making of Neil Gaiman to the notice-me literary prose of Amy Sackville.Reading list:The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Headline Review)Dead Man’s Time by Peter James (Macmillan)Multiples by Adam Thirlwell (Portobello)Orkney by Amy Sackville (Granta)Richard Lea …read more

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