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Sara Davies interviews Susan Swingler

Writer and radio producer Sara Davies’ adaptation of House of Fiction for BBC Radio was aired in June. Here Sara interviews Sue Swingler about the process of researching and writing her memoir.

Susan Swingler on Midweek with Libby Purves

Susan Swingler joined British Museum curator Dr Daniel Antoine, translator and editor Brendan King and artist Hetain Patel on Midweek with Libby Purves. The group discussed everything from mummies, history and identity to art, expression and loss. Libby Purves presented some poignant questions to Sue Swingler about her book and the process of resolving a…
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Caroline Baum in conversation with Susan Swingler

Susan Swingler talks to Caroline Baum during the Sydney Writers Festival. Caroline is one of Australia’s leading journalists and broadcasters and runs the Bookshots websites.

House of Fiction a “moving and captivating memoir”

A short but very nice review of the UK edition of House of Fiction from Glasgow’s Sunday Herald on Sunday, 3rd May 2014: Perhaps fiction writers are best placed to create fictions out of their own worlds, but as Susan Swingler’s moving and captivating memoir shows, the damage wreaked can be huge. When her father,…
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House of Fiction adapted as a BBC Radio Play starring Miriam Margolyes

We are delighted to announce that Sue Swingler’s The House of Fiction has been dramatised by Sara Davies for BBC Radio. The play was aired on June 4 at 2:15pm and starred a wonderful cast: Miriam Margolyes as Elizabeth Jolley Juliet Aubrey as Joyce Jolley Nicholas Farrell as Leonard Jolley Isabella D’Alessandro as the Young Susan Jacqueline…
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