Eleanor Catton, author of the critically acclaimed, Betty Trask-award-winning debut novel, The Rehearsal, talks to Granta.
‘Usually my wife makes fun of me.’
‘I’ve always wanted to write from the gut, to write instinctively rather than cerebrally.’
‘One purpose of art is to get us to wake up, recalibrate our emotional life, get ourselves into proper relation to reality.’
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