Paula Hawkins


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Paula Hawkins

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Paula Hawkins is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, which was made into a major motion picture. Her new novel of psychological suspense, Into The Water, is coming May 2.

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Paula Hawkins I write on a laptop, in my office at home. I write best in the morning, by mid-afternoon I’ve usually run out of steam. After around 3pm I’m usually r…moreI write on a laptop, in my office at home. I write best in the morning, by mid-afternoon I’ve usually run out of steam. After around 3pm I’m usually reading, researching, answering emails – that sort of thing. I carry a notebook to write down ideas, though I find the best ideas and fixes always come to me in the bath at the time when it’s least convenient to note them down.(less)
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“Hollowness: that I understand. I'm starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it. That's what I've taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”
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“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.”
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“There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home.”
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