Literary Birthday – 26 May – Alan Hollinghurst


Alan Hollinghurst’s Top Writing Tips

  1. Know where you’re going before you start.
  2. Don’t waste time but take your time.
  3. Keep a notebook at all times.
  4. Read. Read. Read.
  5. Don’t be disheartened by early criticism.
  6. If possible, have an inescapable writing routine.
  7. Don’t over define your characters. Let the reader imagine them.

Alan Hollinghurst’s Favourite Writers

  1. Henry James
  2. Alice Munro
  3. Lord Tennyson
  4. Anton Chekhov
  5. Evelyn Waugh

From the Writers Write interview

Alan Hollinghurst is an award-winning English author. He won the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty. His novel, The Stranger’s Child, was long listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2011.

by Amanda Patterson