'The Confessions of Frannie Langton', winner of the 2019 Costa First Novel Award is a dark gothic mysery, set in Georgian London and the plantations of Jamaica. It has a voice that leaps off the page and this is what Sophia wanted to talk to Sara about. They discuss how she undertook her research, the importance of reading Regency novels in your teens, and The Confessions’s tremendous success from the moment it was published.
View the show notes here: https://www.prepublished.net/episodes/writing-the-book-teaches-you-how-to-write-it-talking-about-voice-with-sara-collins
Thanks as always to Christopher Pett for production and editing.
(Sara Collins image credit: Justine Stoddard).
Links to resources:
Sara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsjaneymac
The Costa First Novel Award: https://www.thebookseller.com/news/collins-and-coe-among-category-winners-costa-book-awards-2019-1147381
Agent, Nelle Andrew at PFD: https://petersfraserdunlop.com/agent/nelle-andrews/
The Oprah magazine: https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/a27813977/sara-collins-the-confessions-of-frannie-langton/
Discussion by Emma Darwin of Rose Tremain’s essay ‘The First Mystery’, in which she talks about reimagining experience and research: https://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/2011/11/yours-to-remember-and-mine-to-forget.html
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