The Death of an Inspiration

From time to time, I’m asked if my work is inspired by other writers, and I usually list several authors whose work I admire. Anita Shreve is high on that list. I love her books and was saddened by her death on 29 March from the cancer she’d been fighting for a while. So sad to lose such a fine novelist so young, only 71 – not old these days.

She was a wife, a mother and a grandmother as well as a teacher, journalist, non-fiction writer, and a novelist. She may have worn other hats for all I know, but these are the ones I know of. She was a reclusive writer though there are a few radio, tv and newspaper interviews you could delve into.

Anita Shreve wrote eighteen novels, most of which I have had the pleasure of reading. I am sad that there will be no more because her books are all so beautifully written, so well plotted and crafted. I learned a lot about how to write a novel from reading hers.

 

 

 

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sharonscorde
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 16:21:40

    I hadn’t realised Anita Shreve had died. That’s sad news. Like you, I too love her writing. I hadn’t realised she’d written so many books. There must be quite a few I haven’t read yet. I must hunt them down.

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  2. Tiffany Almazan
    Apr 13, 2018 @ 05:25:56

    I don’t think I’ve read any of her books but from how highly you regarded her it makes me want to take a peek.

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