13 May 2018

Dividing Her Time - Susie Boyt

From Standing Room Only, 2:30 pm on 13 May 2018

As the daughter of the late artist Lucian Freud and great-granddaughter of psychoanalyst Sigmund, Susie Boyt had a remarkable childhood on which to draw for her own career as a novellist and columnist. She reflected on an interesting if financially tough upbringing in her memoir My Judy Garland Life and has also written six novels including Love & Fame and The Small Hours. More recently she's edited The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories by Henry James,one of her favourite authors. For the Financial Times, Susie Boyt writes a column on shopping for the Weekend supplement. She's in New Zealand for Auckland Writers Festival this week. Lynn Freeman asked her about dividing her time as a writer between novels, editing and columns: