Novelist Joanne Harris
talks about her new and original modern fairytale, A Pocketful of Crows,
a story of loss, love and revenge.
Harris draws on nature and folklore, the passing of the seasons, themes of youth and age and wisdom and passion to weave a modern mythology around a nameless wild girl. Only love can draw her into the named and tamed world and only revenge is powerful enough to let her escape.
Harris has written bestselling novels across a range of genres including Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-winning movie starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Other work includes the fantasy novels based on Norse myth, Runemarks, Runelight and The Gospel of Loki, and a series of dark psychological thrillers, including Different Class.
Here she talks to journalist and reviewer for the FT Suzi Feay.