Interview With Jane Urquhart

Canadian author Jane Urquhart came to the UK this year to promote her latest novel, Sanctuary Line. In this interview, recorded in her hotel between media events, she talks about the ways in which her visual imagination drives and interacts with her writing, and how Sanctuary Line differs from her previous novels, being both more personal and more contemporary.

Jane Urquhart: Irish Times Interview

Santuary Line has generated particularly intense interest in Ireland, partly because both Urquhart and the family at the novel’s centre are the descendants of Irish immigrants. Today there is a great interview with Jane in the Irish Times that covers the relative dearth of novels about Irish emigration to Canada (as opposed to to America), and the delicate blend of fiction and family history that is Sanctuary Line. THE IRISH …

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A Pair Of Dark Coats

There’s only four more days to listen to Jane Urquhart reading A Pair of Dark Coats, a short story written for Radio 3 literature programme The Verb and broadcast on Friday night. Jane is now in Ireland promoting Sanctuary Line, but watch this space for an interview recorded before she left, to be posted in the coming few days.    

Jane Urquhart On Writing Sanctuary Line

There is a great post on the Brighton Blogger’s blog today – Jane Urquhart writing about how the subject for her latest novel, Sanctuary Line, found her rather than the other way round. One of the things that has always delighted me about writing novels is how astonished the author herself can sometimes be by the way a novel is conceived or by the way it ends. In an early novel, The …

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State of Grace: Review Of Sanctuary Line

Susan Elderkin gets the ball rolling with a wonderful review of Sanctuary Line in the Financial Times – one of a flurry in recent days. Here, dear reader, are the choicest morsels, but the full review is online. **** Urquhart is a terrific writer about place. Born and raised in Ontario, she has set all but one of her novels in this harsh northern landscape. She captures very deftly the …

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Getting Intimate With Jane Urquhart

This month sees distinguished Canadian author Jane Urquhart welcomed to the MacLehose fold with the publication of her eighth novel, Sanctuary Line. Released on the 1st of January, Sanctuary Line has already gained plenty of attention from the book pages, but more on that later: today we’ll the author have the first word. This is an interview filmed by for the Canadian release in 2010. Jane explains why she …

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