“Fiction sometimes unearths truths – and truths we’re not even aware of knowing,” says novelist Catherine Dunne. She’s talking about her novel, A Name For Himself, and Lia Mills’s novel Another Alice, reissued in new editions as part of the Arlen House Classic Literature. Both were published originally in the 1990s, but their themes of coercive control and an abused childhood remain relevant today. In this episode of City of Books, hosted by Martina Devlin, both writers, who are close friends, talk about their own novels and their favourite books by one another.
Image credit: Catherine Dunne by Noel Hillis, Lia Mills by Simon Robinson.