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May 21, 2022

The author on life improving with age, her crush on Richard Osman and eloping in Vermont

Born in Somerset, Wilson, 76, began her career writing crime novels, and for the teenage magazine Jackie. In 1991, she published The Story of Tracy Beaker, the first of her award-winning children’s bestsellers, many of which have been adapted for television and the stage. In 2005, she became the children’s laureate and three years later was made a dame. On 26 May she publishes The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure, inspired by Enid Blyton. She has a daughter and lives with her partner in East Sussex.

When were you happiest?
A few years ago in Vermont, when I eloped with Trish to have a civil partnership ceremony.

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Jul 25, 2020

The novelist on love, near-death experiences and winning the Booker prize

Born in London, Bernadine Evaristo, 61, has published eight books of fiction and verse. Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker prize in 2019 and is on the shortlist for the British Book awards book of the year, to be announced on 29 June. Currently professor of creative writing at Brunel University, she lives in London with her husband.

When were you happiest?
When I met my husband, David, in 2006, on Dating Direct.

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