About Rosalind Brackenbury
Rosalind Brackenbury - Quick Facts
- Favorite Activity (not related to writing): Walking in the countryside.
- Favorite place to go when thinking through a plot issue or book idea: As above, in Dorset hills, England or in rural France.
- Favorite Author: Virginia Woolf
- Favorite Books: To the Lighthouse; The English Patient; Fugitive Pieces
- Favorite Movie: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
- Favorite Pastime: Watching movies
- Favorite Speech and Why: Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” because he reminds me that “the arc of the universe is long and bends towards justice.”
- What do you most like about being an author: Being free to write whatever I like, and at last having the time to do so.
Do you teach on a specific topic?
I occasionally teach writing workshops, both fiction and poetry.
What specialized knowledge do you have?
My only specialized knowledge is from having done both for many years.
Do you, as an author, provide in-depth research on a topic?
- The Lost Love Letters of Henri Fournier (novel)
- Paris Still Life (novel)
- The Third Swimmer (novel)
- The House in Morocco (novel)
- The Circus At The End of the World (novel)
- Miss Stephen’s Apprenticeship – How Virginia Stephen became Virginia Woolf (non-fiction)
- Bonnard’s Dog (poetry)
- Invisible Horses (poetry)
The 2016 Indie Silver award for fiction for “The Third Swimmer”.
I’m in the early stages of a novel that will probably include World War 2, the use and effects of propaganda, some young people who commit a murder by mistake, memory, the present, the effects of guilt in later life…