Andrew Miller and His Publisher Share the Story of His Development as a Writer
Andrew Miller, who won the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for his novel Dub Steps, was recently interviewed along with his publisher Neilwe Mashigo by Wits Vuvuzela. Katleho Sekhotho wrote an article about the interview.
In the interview Miller speaks about his disbelief at winning the award for his debut, and how his writing has matured since he began to write poetry at age 15.
Mashigo addresses some of the challenges young writers face and gives advice about what to do when you want to publish a manuscript.
Read the interview:
He told Wits Vuvuzela the reason he writes, “For many years I wrote in self-defence – as a way of processing and understanding my place in the world. I’ve got older and realised what an honour it is for someone to read anything I’ve written. I’ve started to care much more about the structure of stories and the idea of entertaining a reader.”