Pip Williams has written one of the most talked about books of the year – The Dictionary of Lost Words, a fictional retelling of the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary. Here she talks to Cheryl Akle about her love of words, stories and how her dyslexia shaped that.
About the author:
Pip was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is co-author of the book Time Bomb: Work Rest and Play in Australia Today (New South Press, 2012) and in 2017 she wrote One Italian Summer, a memoir of her family’s travels in search of the good life, which was published with Affirm Press to wide acclaim. Pip has also published travel articles, book reviews, flash fiction and poetry. In The Dictionary of Lost Words she combines her talent for historical research with beautiful storytelling. She has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary and found a tale of missing words and the lives of women lived between the lines.
The Dictionary of Lost Words will be published in dozens of countries and translated into multiple languages.