Goodreads asked Nicola Griffith:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Nicola Griffith Every time I breathe I get an idea, every time I blink, every moment I think. Ideas are cheap.

But HILD grew in my brain for 25 years until the idea was so huge there was no way to think around it, only through it. Which meant I had to write a book (more than one, actually, though only one is finished and published).

I stumbled across Hild--the real person--in my early twenties. I tell the story here:
Nicola Griffith

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