The 2017 Life Writing Prize Winner, Jon Paul Roberts, talked to Spread the Word about how it felt to win, his inspirations, and his process. You can read it here.
'JR: In terms of giving it away to the publishers there is also that sense of giving it away to a reader and it becoming theirs. How did you deal with that? I imagine at a point you’d have to let go, in a sense, and the book becomes other people’s? How was that for [...]
'JPR: You’re still a young writer, but what advice would you give to young writers or new writers? JR: It’s always a hard one that. I always say the same thing. When I decided to write I always thought of it as ‘a writer is a thing you can actually be.’ There are writers. [...]