We know you love Araminta Hall—her new book, OUR KIND OF CRUELTY, is a May 2018 LibraryReads pick (available now from MCD/FSG and Macmillan Audio), and so does Publishers Weekly.
In a fascinating interview, Hall discussed her decision not to tell both sides of the story between her two young lovers…
“Switching perspectives almost would have been the easy thing to do, and then I just thought, what I’m writing about is how society judges women, and we still live in a very male society.”
…her unusual sources of inspiration—the Amanda Knox case and the 2016 presidential election…
“It really spurred me on because Hillary was judged so harshly, while Trump was caught on tape literally bragging about sexual assault. It’s that disparity between how women are expected to behave and be perfect, and men can be so much less than perfect.”
…and on writing a first-person male narrative.
“It was terrifying how easily his voice came to me.”