Writing books and being paid for it – it’s not like winning the Lottery. You can’t suddenly go, ‘Yippee!’ and start throwing tenners in the air. I’ve done pretty well out of it, but certainly not enough to say, ‘Right, that’s me set up for life.’
If you can actually get someone to sit on the edge of their seat and feel nervous if there's a knock at the door, then you've done something pretty terrific as a writer.
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Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. She is an English novelist, known for her award-winning novel Chocolat (Won- Creative Freedom Award 2000, Whittaker Gold Award 2001). It was later turned into the 2000 film Chocolat. She earned a BA degree from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University in 1984. She also taught at Sheffield University, lecturing on aspects of French literature and film. She has written other novels include: The Evil Seed, Sleep, Pale Sister, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Gentlemen & Players (Shortlisted for the Edgar Award 2007), The Lollipop Shoes, Runemarks, Runelight, and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé.
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