Bethany Clift – Novelist discusses the end of the world, and why editing always saves the day

Bethany Clift’s debut has come out at JUST the write time. ‘Last One at the Party’ tells the story of a woman alone on Earth, after humanity has been wiped out by a virus. We talk about how the idea came on a long, lonely journey, and how she got to know the character that readers would be spending so much time with.

It’s one of the publisher’s lead titles this year, and the film rights have already been sold, so it’s set for success. We discuss how her background in film production helped her visualise and plan the story slightly differently, and why she owes so much to her editor. You can hear how much she knew about the story before she started, and why the first sentence was so important.

We have a good run through her writing space and working day, and how things are changing as she moves on to her second book.

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