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T S Learner was born and raised in England and has lived in both Australia and the USA. She is well known in Australia as a playwright. Her first collection of short stories, Quiver, written as Tobsha Learner, has sold over 150 000 copies internationally.
Her third book – the bestselling The Witch of Cologne – was her first work of historical fiction and was followed by another collection of short stories, Tremble, and two more novels, Soul and Sphinx. T S Learner divides her time between London, Sydney and California.
Why did you decide to become an author? Is writing something that you have always been passionate about?
Likewise the older Basques who were generous enough to share their experiences of both the civil war and living under Franco felt like a rare gift – I only hope I can do justice to such memories! At the other end of the spectrum some of the most memorable and gratifying experiences for me is feedback from my readers, I remember a young lad at the Adelaide festival (decades ago) coming up to have his copy of Quiver signed and telling me he found it very instructive in terms of losing his virginity! One of my prize possessions is a letter from an American reader saying how he had been totally gripped by The Witch of Cologne, particularly the account of the persecution the Inquisition imposed – his second paragraph begun ‘..as I write to you from behind the bars of this prison…’ it turned out he was under ‘the care’ of the Californian State penitentiary system! That was very moving
Do you have any advice that you’d like to offer to aspiring writers?
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