Podcast: Lisa Harding on Growing Up Around Addiction and the Power of Escapism

Podcast: Lisa Harding on Growing Up Around Addiction and the Power of Escapism

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Actress, playwright and award-winning author Lisa Harding talks to Cheryl about the power of escapism, addiction, her childhood, and her acting career. Her latest novel, Bright Burning Things, is out now.

About the author:

Lisa Harding is a writer, actress, playwright. She received an MPhil in creative writing from Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Her short stories have been published in the Dublin Review, the Bath Short Story Anthology, HeadStuff, and Winter Papers. Her first novel, Harvesting, won the 2018 Kate O’Brien Award and was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Dublin.

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Raw and Luminous: Read a Sample Chapter of Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

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25 March 2021

Raw and Luminous: Read a Sample Chapter of Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

    Moving and Powerful: Read our Review of Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

    Review | Our Review

    23 March 2021

    Moving and Powerful: Read our Review of Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

      Publisher details

      Bright Burning Things
      Author
      Lisa Harding
      Publisher
      Bloomsbury
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      04 May, 2021

      Synopsis

      Being Tommy's mother is too much for Sonya. Too much love, too much fear, too much longing for the cool wine she gulps from the bottle each night. Because Sonya is burning the fish fingers, and driving too fast, and swimming too far from the shore, and Tommy's life is in her hands. Once there was the thrill of a London stage, a glowing acting career, fast cars, handsome men. But now there are blackouts and bare cupboards, and her estranged father showing up uninvited. There is Mrs O'Malley spying from across the road. There is the risk of losing Tommy – forever.
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