Showing posts from March, 2009

[Interview] Zvisinei Sandi

Zimbabwean writer, academic and civil rights activist, Zvisinei Sandi teaches on politics and literature in Southern Africa at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. She has also worked as a journalist and was secretary general of the human rights watchdog, the Society for Gender Justice. Some of her short stories have been published in anthologies that include Creatures, Great and Small (Mambo Press, 2005) and Women Writing Zimbabwe (Weaver Press, 2008). In this interview, Zvisinei Sandi talks about her writing. When did you start writing? I started out as a very little child, at about six, seven years old. I used to make plays about my parents and friends and the colorful years back then -- the last days of Zimbabwe’s liberation war, the Cease Fire, the Assembly Points and the changes in lifestyle for everyone. When did decide you wanted to be a published writer? Very early really, in high school, although my parents fought

[Interview_1] Sue Moorcroft

Creative writing tutor and author, Sue Moorcroft was born in Germany and spent much of her childhood in Cyprus and Malta. In addition to teaching creative writing classes, she has written and published five novels, among them, Uphill All the Way (Transita, 2005); A Place To Call Home (Magna, 2007) and Family Matters (Robert Hale, 2008). Her short stories have been published in anthologies that include Sexy Shorts for Christmas (Accent Press Ltd, 2003) and Scary Shorts for Hallowe'en (Accent Press Ltd, 2004) . She is also the editor of Loves Me, Loves Me Not , an anthology of short stories by the members of the Romantic Novelists' Association , which seeks to celebrate the RNA's 50th birthday in 2010. The anthology is to be published by Mira Books , in hardback in Autumn 2009 and paperback in February 2010. In this interview, Sue Moorcroft talks about her writing: Do you write everyday? I normally write, or do something associated with writing or teaching w