Ordinary People by Diana Evans is one of my favorite books about love and relationships ever. Newly available in paperback, it examines the gradually crumbling relationship of former golden couple Melissa and Michael and tackles big subjects such as the tension between motherhood and creativity.
I found talking to Diana totally fascinating. We spoke about how the terrible pain of her twin sister’s suicide prompted her to write her first book, 26a, why depicting middle-class black Londoners is a political act, the supernatural, whether awards matter (she has just been longlisted for The Women’s Prize for Fiction), why she never writes on the ground floor and her love of audiobooks. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Buy Ordinary People at: https://www.waterstones.com/book/ordinary-people/diana-evans/9781784707248
Twitter: @aliceazania @DianaEvansOP
Edited by Chelsey Moore