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Janina Matthewson

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Janina is a London based writer of novels and plays. She is ill equipped to deal with domestic concerns and almost always kills her plants.

Of Things Gone Astray is now available in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States. Published by The Friday Project at Harper Collins.

Her first novella, The Understanding of Women, was released world wide as an ebook in October 2012 and her play, Human and If, had it's first public reading in July 2012.

She will never get used to Christmas being cold.

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A couple of weeks ago I went to one of a series of events called Uncomfortably alive. I went in large part because I wanted to meet the speaker, Sarah Perry.


She and I, to me at least, are bound together by my favourite ever review (written by one of my favourite ever people) and our meeting one day felt inevitable. So to help the inevitable along, I went to the event, which was an evening on f...

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“No matter how old we get, we somehow can never convince ourselves that whatever trial we're in the middle of is only temporary. No matter how may trials we've had in the past, and no matter how well we remember that they eventually were there no longer, we're sure that this one, this one right now, is a permanent state of affairs. But it's not. By nature humans are temporary beings.'
'You're saying i just have to ride it out until it goes away.'
'Not at all, my dear. I'm saying you have to strive for a solution and trust that eventually there will be one.”
Janina Matthewson, Of Things Gone Astray

“There's nothing like forgiveness for making a person feel guilty. There's nothing like understanding for making a person feel undeserving. Because if someone is willing to forgive a weakness, they deserve better than to have put up with it.”
Janina Matthewson, Of Things Gone Astray

“She stopped as soon as she'd come through and the two of them stand there for fully five minutes, for forever, just looking. Staring at each other, right in the eyes, across the space between then, both knowing they have an eternity in which to touch.”
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