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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Marcus’ research into illness and writers and how illness has affected his writing practice, alongside his as yet unpublished book on chronic illness.

Show notes

Marcus’ Twitter
Marcus’ website
Marcus’ books

Things mentioned in the episode:
Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick
 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
David Almond
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
Sylvia Plath
Virginia Woolf
On Being Ill by Virginia Woolf
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
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

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