Happy Birthday, Alan Hollinghurst, born 26 May 1954
Alan Hollinghurst’s Top Writing Tips
- Know where you’re going before you start.
- Don’t waste time but take your time.
- Keep a notebook at all times.
- Read. Read. Read.
- Don’t be disheartened by early criticism.
- If possible, have an inescapable writing routine.
- Don’t over define your characters. Let the reader imagine them.
Alan Hollinghurst’s Favourite Writers
- Henry James
- Alice Munro
- Lord Tennyson
- Anton Chekhov
- Evelyn Waugh
From Interview with Amanda Patterson
Hollinghurst was born 26 May 1954. He is the author of five novels. He won the 2004 Man Booker Prize for Line of Beauty. His novel, The Stranger’s Child, was long listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2011.
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