Virginia Pye at Booklab

I’m continuing to post gems from our Booklab authors. This from last Thursday’s get together:

Inspiration for fiction is always complicated. For Virginia Pye, the novels of J.G. Ballard (Empire of the Sun) and Somerset Maugham (The Painted Veil) and the trove of papers left by her grandfather propelled her to examine her own family’s history in pre-World War II China and create a world for her imagined characters.

updated: 1 year ago