Week of October 18th, 2004 | Margot
Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish
Highlands and now lives in the U.S. Her newest novel, BANISHING
VERONA, takes place in the United States, something Ms. Livesey is
quite happy about, as you will discover in our interview.
I first discovered Ms. Livesey's work in 1995, when I read
CRIMINALS. I was fascinated by her characters and the way she tells a
story. Her first publication was a collection of stories, LEARNING BY
HEART, published in 1986. HOMEWORK, her first novel, was
published in 1990. THE MISSING WORLD was published in 1999.
Her breakout novel, EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE, was published in 2001.
In the following interview, done in the summer of 2004, Margot and I
discuss EVA at great length. I was mesmerized by the story. I highly
recommend it. One of the interesting things that emerged from our talk
was the fact that Alice Seybold, the author of THE LOVELY BONES, was a
student of Ms. Livesey's at the University of California- Irvine while
she was writing THE LOVELY BONES. If you enjoyed THE LOVELY BONES I
think you will enjoy EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE.
BANISHING VERONA is now available in bookstores. I hope you enjoy
our talk, and I hope you read Margot's work. You will not be
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