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Author profile: Belinda McKeon

How does it feel, as a novelist, to become an editor? The award-winning writer tells Margaret James about swapping her writer and editor hats

Novelists and editors– are their roles mutually exclusive? It would seem not, because award-winning novelist Belinda McKeon has recently edited a volume of short stories by a wide variety of well-respected authors.

So I was fascinated to learn how a novelist approached this kind of project – I was sure the selection and editing processes must have called for great insight, tact and diplomacy – while concurrently working on fiction of her own.

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