Author's Corner: Paige Nick

Author’s Corner: Paige Nick

We chat to Paige Nick, author of new release Dutch Courage.

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Paige is also an award-winning copywriter and Sunday Times columnist. Follow her on Twitter here. 

Q Is there a book out there that you wish you could have written yourself?
A Oh, so many. Also books that are so well written, so perfectly crafted, with so many incredibly smart, funny turns of phrase, that I know no matter how much I wish I could have written them, there’s just no way I could have found those words. And I guess those are the books that push me to try harder.

Q Was there a particular book that inspired you to write? If so, what was it, and how did it inspire you?
I don’t think there was one particular book that inspired me to write. It was just always something I wanted to do. But for other aspirant writers I can recommend Stephen King’s very famous and much reprinted book, On Writing. And Sol Stein’s fabulous writing workbook, Stein on Writing. Which reminds me, Darrel Bristow-Bovey has my copy, I must get it back from him.
Q Is there a book that you reread every few years?
Not really, although I always plan on rereading old favourites. One of these days I’ll set aside a month and reread all of Jim Crace’s books. But there’s always so much stuff I’m desperate to read that I can never carve out the time to reread old favourites. South African authors have really come into their own and I get ridiculously excited about the incredible offerings the authors around me are regularly bringing out.



Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.


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