So many novels have influenced me as a writer – from Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler, probably my favourite novel of all time; to Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, which is an absolute masterclass in how to structure an unconventional novel about a very unconventional heroine.

In this piece for the Richard and Judy Book Club (and reproduced in the special R&J paperback edition of The Versions of Us), I talk about these two novels, alongside eight others that have made me the writer I am today.

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