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A tough sell

bannedMy article ‘A tough sell: difficult subjects in literature – and why we need to write about them’ was published in Bad Cantina magazine today. It explores the need for more representation in literature of those who are far too often silenced.

“I have wanted to write a novel for as long as I can remember. I didn’t consider that having a battered child as the main character might be viewed as controversial or problematic….

…We’re simply not used to having those who are usually silent taking centre stage so when they appear it shocks us to our core and when they declare mental health distress on top, there is a huge temptation to move even further away.”

You can read the full article here http://www.badcantina.com/a-tough-sell-difficult-subjects-in-literature/

Thanks to @Josh_Franks and @SteffHumm

 

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