Saturday, 25 August 2012

Brixton Blog: Interview with Helen Smith

There's a lovely write-up on the Brixton Blog today from Barney Evison, who interviewed me about my books. He has read them all and had some interesting things to say about them. Brixton is the area of south London where I have lived for the last twenty years.

"Helen Smith’s first two novels are set in Brixton and draw on her experience of living in the area. Although at points hilarious, her books touch on themes of loss, loneliness and madness in modern London. The plots are surreal, hovering between crime fiction and magic realism, and are narrated with a laconic and often dark sense of humour. Her characters are eccentric, diverse and memorable, but ultimately believable."

Thanks to Barney for the interview. You can read the rest of it here.

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