Interview with For Book’s Sake

For Books SakeWriting about ‘the dark side of life’: from strippers in Soho to soldiers in Hamburg, Nina discusses bisexuality, feminism and sex work in a new interview with  For Book’s Sake who crown the author ‘Brighton’s fabulous queen of the gutter’.

 

 

Interview with Mouth London

Layla‘Strip clubs are often in the news; whether that’s the issue around licensing laws, new evidence on how clubs may effect the communities they are set in or documentaries exploring strip culture. But how often do we hear from the dancers themselves?’

Mouth London talk to Nina about writing her second novel Laylathe story of a young lap dancer.

 

Interview with Brighton Writers Retreat

‘How long did it take me to write my first novel? From its first incarnation as a series of letters to its final draft before publication, I’d say five years. What’s encouraging is that the unpublishable drivel of those letters somehow transmogrified over time into something that readers, real live readers, are picking up in bookshops.’

Read Nina’s interview, How to procrastinate, for local writing group Brighton Writers Retreat and learn just what it is that gets in the way of her writing.

Interview with i-studentglobal

‘Work hard, finger-achingly hard. Make sure your work is absolutely perfect before submitting to agents and publishers, and, lastly, have something to say. No point working hard at the bare bones of your writing, if there is nothing of substance to flesh it out into something fully fledged and challenging for the reader.’

Read Nina’s interview with i-studentglobal where she talks about her experience of studying at Sussex University in the early 1990s (‘eye-opening’) and discusses the motivation levels needed to be a writer (‘olympian’).

Interview with Bookgroup Info

4am‘In the early 1990s I was a student in Hamburg, where I met British soldiers on the rave scene who were struggling to balance military life with their weekends spent clubbing – their lives were the inspiration for a story which I felt simply too good not to be told…’

Read Nina’s full interview with Bookgroup Info, in which she talks about the influences behind writing her debut novel, 4 a.m. 

Interview with brap.fm

ravers‘The novel was based on a personal story… I went to Germany in my year abroad, studying languages. I was a real indie kid at the time. I wasn’t innocent but I turned my nose up at the whole electronic music thing.’

 

Discover the challenges Nina faced writing about raving, drugs & squaddies in her novel  4 a.m., in an interview for brap.fm.