Maggie O’Farrell: ‘I wrote at least 17 separate drafts of After You’d Gone’

The Costa and Women’s prize winner on the long gestation of her debut novel The short answer as to how I wrote my first novel would be: haphazardly. I was 22 and travelling back overland from Hong Kong, where I’d been living, when I went to a museum near Irkutsk. I was the only visitor, […]