How Sarah Perry develops characters

Talking with Chris Gribble

Our Chief Exec Chris Gribble braved the wilds of Zoom to talk to Sarah Perry about her techniques for creating and developing characters. Sarah is the author of Melmoth and Waterstones’ 2016 Book of the Year The Essex Serpent so knows a thing or two about crafting memorable characters.

This is part of our Early Career Writers’ Resources pack on Resource. It was made possible by Arts Council England. Discover more here →

Sarah’s conversation with Chris is also available as a podcast:

If you can’t get enough of Sarah, don’t miss our podcast featuring her 2019 Harriet Martineau Lecture:

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