Amelia Morris on Claiming Her Writerly Territory

March 3, 2022

At LitHub, Amelia Morris discusses her debut novel, Wildcat, which explores contemporary motherhood and the isolation it so often brings. “The good thing about being a writer is that you don’t need to feel powerful to do it. You need time and a bit of space—and just for clarity, I’m not one of those writer-mothers who can work during their kids’ naps. No. I needed to be away from them. […] The Word document that held Wildcat became my territory. And there, I began to play, to leap up and give chase.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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