In conversation with Tessa Hadley
IN CONVERSATION WITH
Tessa Hadley is the author of several critically acclaimed novels. Hadley's debut, Accidents in the Home, was released twenty years ago, and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Since then, Tessa has written many other works of fiction that are often realistic, set in Britain, and have a strong focus on women.
I first discovered Tessa while reading a short story she wrote called The Other One in the April 2020 edition of The New Yorker. She's been a regular contributor to the publication since 2002.
Hadley has also written for The Guardian, Granta, and other leading publications. Her books and short stories have won an array of awards including the O. Henry Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, and Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Tessa was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009. She currently lives in London and is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
Tessa's latest novel, Free Love, published by Random House Canada, was released in February. The book received advanced praise from many, including Publisher's Weekly, who stated in their review that it was "sumptuous and surprising."
I'm thrilled to chat with Tessa today about her life as a writer, her latest novel, and some of the most memorable books she's read.
|Tessa Hadley by Mark Vessey|