Happy Birthday, Alan Hollinghurst, born 26 May 1954
Alan Hollinghurst’s Top Writing Tips
- Know where you’re going before you start.
- Don’t waste time but take your time.
- Keep a notebook at all times.
- Read. Read. Read.
- Don’t be disheartened by early criticism.
- If possible, have an inescapable writing routine.
- Don’t over define your characters. Let the reader imagine them.
Alan Hollinghurst’s Favourite Writers
- Henry James
- Alice Munro
- Lord Tennyson
- Anton Chekhov
- 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.