Writing about a pandemic


Contagion was published in 2017 in the UK; last July in the US. Given the coronavirus pandemic I've been asked about this series quite a lot lately.


So why did I write it?


I've been thinking about this for a while, and it is hard to talk about it. Anything I can say now feels either like it has been coloured by recent events, or, if it hasn't, will sound that way.


Then this talk I did at the Hay festival in 2017 about exactly this came out from behind a paywall - part of opening up resources for people stuck at home.


So, this why I wrote it, why I thought it was important - and a bunch more, besides.


It's an external link to the Hay festival, here


Stay safe!



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Comments: 2
  • #1

    anonymous (Wednesday, 24 June 2020 06:38)

    Hello, just starting to read this book.

    I was thinking about this as well, what a coincidence!

  • #2

    Mirah (Tuesday, 30 June 2020 22:41)

    Absolutely loved the book! :)