MURIEL BARBERY, PATRICK GALE, JOE BENNETT, PAULA MORRIS 

Where does a story start and where can it go? French novelist Muriel Barbery found inspiration for The Life of Elves in the landscapes and art of Japan. Patrick Gale’s latest novel began with the story of his great-grandparents’ marriage. An urban myth gave long-time columnist Joe Bennett the idea for his first novel. Writer Paula Morris will lead this conversation about following the trail of inspiration.

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Session reviewed in Booksellers New Zealand's We Love Books blog.

Muriel Barbery interviewed on Stuff.