Xanthi Barker – Memoir writer talks about why poets look at the world differently

Xanthi Barker has published novelettes and short stories, penned columns and articles, and has just released her debut book, ‘Will This House Last Forever’.

It’s a memoir of her time with her dying father, the poet Sebastian Barker. She is also the granddaughter of George Barker and the cult novelist, Elizabeth Smart. We discuss whether because of her highly and successfully creative family, she was destined to be a writer.

Her relationship with her father was troubled, and we talk about whether his view of the world passed down to her. Also, you can hear how she planned such a personal book, how her writing routine has changed dramatically in the last year, and why her flatmate is a hero.

Get the book here – https://amzn.to/3qaqx1w

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