Journeys Without a Map

Journeys Without a Map : A Writer's Life

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Award-winning author Marion Molteno takes us on a magical journey of discovery into the life of a writer and her readers.

From book events in small English towns to huge literary festivals in India and Pakistan, from the mountains of Tajikistan to remote parts of Africa, she traces the roots of the fictional worlds she has so brilliantly created in her novels.

Weaving through these vignettes are reflections on the creative process, her own and anyone's - her own journey as a writer, what fiction does for us, and the vital relationship between writers and readers.

With an ability to find significance in the ordinary and the extraordinary alike, she describes encounters with the people and cultures that have inspired her, and rediscovers at every turn what connects us to others, from next door or around the world.

Compelling, written with great pace, and full of insights into different cultures. And what a brave book it is - laying bare levels of feeling and reflection that, though beautifully written, still feel quite raw.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 29mm | 482g
  • Matador
  • Market Harborough, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1800463391
  • 9781800463394
  • 9,229

About Marion Molteno

Marion Molteno is a prize-winning author of four novels, which reflect the unusual range of a life lived across countries and cultures. She grew up in South Africa where she was active in opposition to the apartheid regime. She has worked in education in Africa, with refugees and minority communities in the UK, and around the world with Save the Children.
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