Marginalia: S. K. Perry

Aug 17, 2018

S.K. Perry
Credit Naomi Woddis

Sarah Perry was longlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate in 2013, and her experience as a poet is evident in her debut novel, Let Me Be Like Water

The story is revealed through Holly’s thoughts to Sam, her boyfriend whose sudden death prompts a move to new surroundings to escape her profound grief. 

I recently caught up with Sarah Perry in London via Skype to talk about her book, her visceral writing, and her life. 

Here's our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on air, this is what you heard:

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Let Me Be Like Water by S.K. Perry was published by Melville House.

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita.

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