The Secret Life of Novels: Wyl Menmuir, Fiona Melrose and Amer Anwar

September 27, 2019 |

Novels arrive on bookshelves as if they were always whole and perfect. But what is kept hidden from view? And what is the effect of keeping that process – the scenes from the cutting room floor, the false starts, the dead ends and failed drafts – hidden?

Writers Wyl Menmuir, Fiona Melrose and Amer Anwar joined for a no holds barred look at the notebooks, graphs, sketches and scribbles no one ever gets to see.