Michael Arditti – Award winner discusses exploring religion and belief

Michael Arditti is an award-winning author of 11 novels, he’s written short stories, and worked as a theatre critic and book reviewer for national newspapers.

His new novel is ‘The Anointed’. It’s a retelling of the biblical King David, as told through his 3 wives, Michal, Abigail and Bathsheba. We talk about how he put his own spin on history, and why he chose to write about such a specific time, and retell a famous story.

His novel, ‘Easter’, won the first Waterstones Mardi Gras Award, he’s also penned ‘The Celibate’, ‘Of Men and Angels’, ‘The Enemy’, and others. All of his books explore the theme of religion, and why some believe and others don’t. We talk about why he constantly unpacks that in his stories, and how he comes up with new ideas for ways to explore the theme in prose.

Michael talks about why he’s a morning person, and how he fits his day around that, what he thinks about originality and wasting-words, and why he doesn’t like being told what he can’t write simply because he’s a male in London.

You can get a copy of ‘The Anointed’ here – https://amzn.to/3AdwLzb

You can support the show on Patreon here – patreon.com/writersroutine.


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