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Writing Talk: Conversations with Top Writers of the Last Fifty Years. by Alex Hamilton

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This selection from a life's work gives us a stimulating and rare insight into the minds and lives of some of the most fascinating creators of our modern culture.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Troubador Publishing
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Sahar Sabati
Sep 20, 2014 Sahar Sabati rated it liked it
One can choose to read a book of conversations about writing for many reasons. It can help a reader delve into the minds of those who create the literary food they live on; it can help a writer glean useful insights. As both an avid reader and long-time writer, I picked up this title for both of these reasons.
There is such a thing as too much advice that stifles and suffocates. But there is also advice that can inspire and encourage one to arise. On the continuum of effectiveness, plain old advi
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Sarah B.
Aug 03, 2016 Sarah B. rated it liked it
WRITING TALK is a work of literary journalism in book form taken from Alex Hamilton’s long career talking to and writing in depth about authors and their works.

The book is divided into categories, with Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Thrillers and Whodunnits being the most populated, followed by Romance and Erotica, then Short Stories, Poetry, Cartoonists, and This World. Each selection has a title and author listed, including pieces about Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, Pablo Neruda, Joyce Carol
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Corinne Rodrigues
Oct 14, 2014 Corinne Rodrigues rated it really liked it
It’s obvious that Alex Hamilton is an interviewer par excellence. He has managed to draw out so much from the writers. There’s something about the style of presentation that is so charming. You feel like you’re visiting with him and he’s talking about these authors he’s had the pleasure of meeting. He reports conversations and then gives you a background too.

The book is an absolute treasure trove. It gives you insights into the personalities of so many authors and a background into their books –
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Alex Hamilton was born in 1930 and was educated first in South America, then England and Oxford University. After experimenting with a wide variety of jobs, he turned to writing full-time in the early 1960s, beginning by alternating novels with short story collections such as Wild Track (1963), which, although not macabre, caught the attention of Herbert Van Thal, editor of the popular Pan Books ...more
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