March 2009 Blog Posts (182)

Memories of blood and corpses

A foreign correspondent builds memories out of blood and corpses. Often they turn to nightmares.



While working on my second Palestinian crime novel, A Grave in Gaza, I sometimes wept as I wrote. I used to think that meant I was a damned good writer. Now I know it was my trauma, collected over a decade of monthly visits to Gaza, seeping onto the page.



I hope that makes it a better novel. I know it saved me from the… Continue

Added by Matt Rees on March 1, 2009 at 1:16am — No Comments

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