La vie d'écrivain est bizarre/Writing life is a strange business

Bonjour! Aujourd’hui j’ai participé à une émission “Balance ton pote” sur France Bleu Poitou, le média de la vie locale. (Trouver “Alison Morton la plus thouarsaise des auteures britanniques” et cliquer sur la fleche rouge pour l’écouter.) J’habite le Poitou et suis fière m’appeler poitevine ‘par adoption’.

Today, I took part in a radio show “Call out your mate” on my local radio station France Bleu Poitou and (Find “Alison Morton la plus thouarsaise des auteures britanniques, then click on the little red arrow at the left to listen – in French) I live in a part of Poitou and I’m proud to call myself a Poitevine ‘by adoption’.

Le présentateur, Ludovic Schaap, m’a posé des questions sur Roma Nova, l’écriture, mon installation ici en France, mes activités dans ma vie d’écrivaine…

The show host, Ludovic Schaap, asked me about Roma Nova, moving to France, what I did in my writing life and so on.

Mon invité – mon pote – était Didier Morin avec lequel je travail comme assistante dans ses classes de ‘Français comme langue étrangère’ au Centre socio-culturel de Saint-Varent, pas loin de Thouars, Deux-Sèvres.

My ‘mate’ who I invited to join me was Didier Morin with whom I work as an assistant in his ‘French as a Foreign Language’ classes at the Social & Cultural Centre in Saint-Varent, near Thouars in the Deux-Sèvres (where I live).

Ludovic était très sympa et accueillant et également très professionnel dans son studio de radio de pointe. Nous nous sommes très bien amusés pendant qu’il me posait des questions.

Ludovic was very friendly and at the same time very professional in his state of the art broadcast studio. We enjoyed ourselves and laughed a lot while he asked his questions.


Luckily, I’d had experience of doing interviews on BBC Radio Kent with the lovely Pat Marsh, so not too unfamiliar, but interesting doing it live in French 🙂


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series.Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers. JULIA PRIMA, a new Roma Nova story set in the late 4th century, is now out.

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