Rachael English: a fiction writer who is tuned into real life
Rachael English’s day job as an RTÉ broadcaster feeds into rather than hampers her writing: interviews carried out in the 1990s with women who were born in mother-and-baby home sowed the seeds for her latest novel
Rachael English doesn’t make a habit of talking about sex in the workplace. But as she sat in a meeting with her then boss Kevin Bakhurst at RTÉ some years back, it seemed like there was no avoiding the topic.
“There’s not anything in the book that’s going to embarrass us, is there?” Bakhurst said to her. English laughs as she recalls the incident, and how she paused, thinking of the racier...
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