Sunday, July 24, 2022

Elly Griffiths: shedworker

Brighton-based bestselling crime novelist Elly Griffiths - author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, the Brighton Mysteries, and the Justice Series - writes from her own garden office. Here's how she describes her writing space in an interview with the i newspaper:

It’s a shed in the garden, just big enough for a desk, chair and bookcase. There is also a painting of the Norfolk coast and a spider plant called Sir Gawain. I used to share the shed with my cat, Gus, but sadly he died a few months ago, aged 18. A neighbour’s cat has taken to miaowing at the door but I’m not sure whether to let him in. It still feels like Gus’s space.

And in an article for Crime Reads she explains how it helped during the first 2020 lockdown:

Every day I walked through the garden to my writing shed and felt very lucky to have a job to do and a fictional world to escape to.
You can hear her talking about her work and, from about the 5:30 mark, what her garden office is like in this podcast interview below with the Cambridge Creative Writing Centre, Inside The Writing Shed.


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