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Writer's Luck: A Memoir: 1976-1991 (Paperback)
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Writer's Luck: A Memoir: 1976-1991 (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 17/01/2019
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`A wonderfully candid and insightful account of a writer's life' William Boyd Luck, good or bad, plays an important part in a writer's career. In 1976 Lodge was pursuing a `twin-track career' as novelist and academic but the balancing act was increasingly difficult, and he became a full-time writer just before he published his bestselling novel Nice Work. Readers of Lodge's novels will be fascinated by the insights this book gives - not only into his professional career but also more personal experience, such as his growing scepticism of his Catholic religion and the challenges of parenting. Anyone who is interested in learning about the creative process and about the life of a writer will find Writer's Luck a candid and entertaining guide.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784708078
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A wonderfully candid and insightful account of a writer's life: astute, unpretentious and humane." -- William Boyd
"A vivid picture of a lost world." -- Matthew Reisz * Times Higher Education *
"One of the greatest storytellers in existence and a master of suspense... [Lodge] combines an analytical, scientific way of looking at life...with a vivid, poetic imagination... a uniquely honest record of a successful English novelist's life. There is more truth about the literary life in this book than you will find in a thousand doctoral theses, or a million promotional interviews with famous writers. Or most memoirs. It is a true gem" -- Eilis Ni Dhuibhne * Irish Times *
"Irresistible... One of the fascinations of the memoir is the variety of critical techniques that are shown... this fleshed-out diary is curiously addictive" -- Marina Vaizey * The Arts Desk *
"An absorbing account... endearing, and...revealing... at no point...has [Lodge] betrayed his roots by giving in to the temptations of literary grandeur... authentic" -- James Walton * Financial Times *

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