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“A Play is Somewhere You Visit. A Novel is a Place You Inhabit” – Craig Higginson

The Dream HouseCraig Higginson was recently interviewed by Sue Grant-Marshall for Business Day about his most recent novel, The Dream House.

Higginson, whose Last Summer and The Dream House was recently bought by a prestigious French publishing house, spoke about why he loves to write novels. The author is also a poet, playwright and director. But he feels that a novel allows him to settle into a thorough and intensive exploration of memory and experience.

Read Grant-Marshall’s article on the interview:

“All relationships are ambiguous,” says Higginson. “What I am trying to do in this novel is find a new form of writing which will give space to our present. It has dialogue at its heart.”

This is not surprising, for it had its origin in one of Higginson’s plays, Dream of the Dog. In spite of his huge success as a playwright, Higginson prefers writing novels, “because they become a place where you have to live.

“I can draft a play while I come and go. A play is somewhere you visit. A novel is a place you inhabit.”

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