Deborah Morgan, Liverpool-based author whose debut novel Disappearing Home, was published by Tindal Street Press last year and who co-created The Anfield Home Tour for the Biennial.
Tell us a bit about your job I try to write for a couple of hours every day. I am working on a sequel to Disappearing Home and I teach a Creative Writing class at Blackburne House in Liverpool. Some of the women have started writing their first novels. One lady is 75 years old. She’s an inspiration.
What inspires you? People who have suffered injustice in one form or another in their lives.
When were you last moved by culture? In order to write the script for The Anfield Home Tour I interviewed people in the local community. Many residents had been forced to move from homes when they had almost finished repaying their mortgages. I was really moved by some of the stories I heard. Many people who were passengers on the tour left the bus in tears. It was an important story. I was humbled by the whole experience.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months? I have been invited to a celebration assembly in a local primary school. I am excited about that as I used to be a primary school teacher. I am also looking forward to seeing the new Dickens film, Great Expectations.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time? I would like to have written something for children.
What makes you laugh? Billy Connolly, he always has. There’s something magical, and charismatic about him.
What gets you angry? Injustice, in any form.
What’s your hidden talent? I can sing the Johnny Cash/June Carter song, Jackson, with the great Liverpool musician, Mick Masters.