Full particulars: A podcast on historical fiction – David Attwell in conversation with Zoë Wicomb and Andrew van der VliesBooks and writers 2021-06-23
In this first episode of David Attwell's monthly podcast, Full particulars, David hosts Zoë Wicomb reading from her new novel, Still life (Umuzi, 2020) and discusses historical (meta)fiction with Andrew van der Vlies, professor of English at the University of Adelaide.
Still life, an interview with Zoë WicombInterviews 2020-11-25
"I visited the Amazwi literary museum (then NELM) to look at Pringle’s papers. It was his letter requesting permission to take the Tswana boy Hinza Marossi to London that piqued my interest. Reading Mary Prince’s slave narrative, published by Pringle in London, settled it: I would try to write a novel about them."