Kiran Millwood Hargrave interview
Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a poet, playwright and novelist. She’s best know for her debut novel ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ and latest release ‘The Island at the End of Everything’. Her books, while perhaps more aimed at children and teens, appeal to adults too, and her debut received multiple awards.
She chatted to Abigail Jaggers about her plots and settings, her love of audiobooks, and the things that inspire her writing.
On the setting of The Girl of Ink and Stars:
On how getting lost feeds into the story of The Girl of Ink and Stars:
On her awe and love of maps:
On how she used a map to plan her plot:
On the books that inspired The Girl of Ink and Stars:
On how reading aloud helps her write:
On hearing the voice that would narrate her first book:
On what the Harry Potter audiobooks mean to her:
On talking about mental health problems:
On how audiobooks helped during her depression:
On when she wrote her new book The Island at the End of Everything:
On the plot of The Island at the End of Everything:
On how a background in poetry helped her when it came to writing books:
On what we can expect from her third book:
Thanks to Kiran for speaking to us!
We hope you’ve enjoyed these interview highlights! To find out more about Kiran Millwood Hargrave check out her website.
Listening Book members can borrow The Girl of Ink and Stars to download and stream.
This interview was conducted by Abigail Jaggers