#309 Kate Elizabeth Russell: Writing Fiction & Setting Boundaries

 Kate Elizabeth Russell is a writer, based in Oregon. Her debut novel, My Dark Vanessa, was published in 2020 and has been translated into thirty-five languages. It’s been both a Sunday Times Bestseller and a New York Times Bestseller. Stephen King himself described it as ‘a hard story to read and a harder one to put down … a package of dynamite’. The story alternates between Vanessa’s past and present, juxtaposing memory and trauma - its been described as an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects our shifting culture that is transforming our relationships and society itself.


Here is a link to My Dark Vanessa on Bookshop.org: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9780008342241

Just a quick mention that Kate’s book My Dark Vanessa touches on sexual abuse and trauma which we do talk about in this episode - just a heads up before you continue listening.


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