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This is the first of a number episodes recorded at this year’s Listowel Writers’ Week for WriteStuff.
Through a writing career spanning 55 years, Margaret Drabble has written such novels as A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Red Queen, and the highly-acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby. She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of The Oxford Companion to English Literature.
In this interview, Margaret discusses her career, what she is reading now, her reflections on editing The Oxford Companion to English Literature, what she would have done if she hadn’t become a writer and the recent referendum on abortion in Ireland in connection with The Millstone.