How much is the novelist’s task one of finding answers to dangerous questions, of making emotional sense of drama that threatens to overwhelm reason? ABC RN’s Sarah L'Estrange hosts Sofie Laguna (The Choke) and Emily Maguire (An Isolated Incident) for a conversation about how they work their way in to the minds of characters whose lives are chaotic and confusing. What makes a character come alive for writers and readers? And is their experience – their survival – the most important thing?
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