‘Why write something like this if you’re not going to be completely honest and risk something?

‘Why write something like this if you’re not going to be completely honest and risk something?
Emilie Pine: ‘This book is an opportunity to return to the dream of writing’ PIc: Bryan Meade

‘No one is going to read this book. No one is going to be interested in me writing about my life,’ academic Emilie Pine told her publishers when they offered her a book deal on the back of a long filed-away essay. But her first nonfiction collection, Notes to Self, has become a runaway hit, writes Nadine O’Regan

In a small studio on Wicklow Street in Dublin, Emilie Pine stares through the viewfinder of the camera belonging to The Sunday Business Post photographer.

The Irish author and academic is examining the shots that have just been taken of her for the Magazine’s cover shoot, and she seems to be figuring out how to improve herself in them, flicking through shots of her petite frame posed against a backdrop of luminous Post-It notes, which...

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