Marcus Sedgwick Interview
By UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities, on 7 December 2021
Content warning: we talk about mental illness, chronic illness, and suicide.
I chat to prolific and award winning author Marcus Sedgwick all about his writing process, the therapeutic effects of writing, and how important reading can be for mental wellbeing.
We also discuss Marcus’ research into illness and writers and how illness has affected his writing practice, alongside his as yet unpublished book on chronic illness.
Things mentioned in the episode:
Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick
My Swordhand is Swinging by Marcus Sedgwick
The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick
The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgwick
The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
All in Your Head by Marcus Sedgwick
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
On Being Ill by Virginia Woolf
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction by Frank Kermode