” People question what I thought of Oxford. Students used to talk about the ‘Oxford bubble’ because the place can make you feel cut off from the rest of the world. I would forget there were places like London that were not centred round libraries and essays. “


” It is a strange world, Oxford – quite claustrophobic. I was often glad I was only there for eight weeks at a time. “


” I am never not thinking about stories. ‘The Bone Season’ is 90% of my brain – 10% is interacting with the rest of the world. “


” I’m often daydreaming, and it’s because I’ve always liked the idea of there being something more than the normal world. “


” I do take this insane pleasure in world-building. I get the world in my head, but I have to make sure everyone else gets it. “


” I fell even more deeply in love with Tolkien’s legendarium after studying Old English literature at uni, as I got a sense of the historical events and cultures that Tolkien used to create his world. My favourite of his imaginary locations is Lothlorien. “


” Rowling is a luminous storyteller. I love her sense of humor and the intricate wizarding world she built around Hogwarts. I think all writers aspire to be like her, to capture readers like she does. But I didn’t think about ‘Harry Potter’ when I wrote ‘The Bone Season. “



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People question what I thought of Oxford. Students used to talk about the
It is a strange world, Oxford - quite claustrophobic. I was often glad I was only there for eight weeks at a time.
I am never not thinking about stories.
I
I do take this insane pleasure in world-building. I get the world in my head, but I have to make sure everyone else gets it.
I fell even more deeply in love with Tolkien
Rowling is a luminous storyteller. I love her sense of humor and the intricate wizarding world she built around Hogwarts. I think all writers aspire to be like her, to capture readers like she does. But I didn

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