Introducing Renee Knight
What would you do if you realised the book you were reading was all about you?
With comparisons to ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl on the Train’, Renée Knight has enjoyed a great reception for this her first published novel.
And tonight's event certainly captured the imagination of Woodbridge readers with a packed bookshop for this meeting with the author.
A short reading gave us a tantalising introduction to the novel before Renée chatted about her career in tv (starting out as a secretary to the great Joan Bakewell), writing in her garden shed (which is much more than a shed, painted in white with its own veranda) and her visits to Suffolk. She explained that a plotline in a failed first novel gave her the idea for 'Disclaimer' as she had written about an incident in her childhood, and suddenly worried how a friend mentioned in it might react to the story. Renée was able to develop the concept through her attendance at the Faber Masterclass writing school.