“My greatest wish – other than salvation – was to have a book”
Life Of Pi
“If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”
Stay With Me
“I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.”
How to Stop Time
“So there I lie on the plateau, under me the central core of fire from which was thrust this grumbling grinding mass of plutonic rock”
The Living Mountain
“Burning is an art.”
The Book of Joan
‘A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through a page or sentence, she can only be enjoyed by a wide-awake reader.’ Geoff Dyer’s foreword to The Abundance is available to read at Literary Hub.
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“This is a debut novel and it’s an intense psychological, even apocalyptic thriller. But Chanter is also a poet, and the way she writes is graceful, evocative and emotional.”
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WH Smith Blog
Simon Garfield talks at Ideacity about the importance of letter writing in our current technology driven era, unpacks famous love letters and why they are important historically.
Undere the Skin – the official film trailer.
Rupert Everett performance
Colin Firth introduces The People Speak
Watch Catherine Chanter talking about her debut novel The Well
Celia Imrie performance