RHLSTP | Richard Herring

Tom Crewe

10 February 2023

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The New Life

Rich meets hot new author (and his brother-in-law's partner, so he's met him before) Tom Crewe to talk about the New Life, an amazing debut novel about homosexuality and homophobia (but also feminism and class) in the late 19th Century. They talk about semen, the responsibility of basing a novel on real people, the tragedy of people not being allowed to love the people they love, writing about thrilling and disappointing sex, why it's better to be an invert rather than a pervert, the incredible story of the bidding war for the novel and Rich meeting Tom's Aunty Jan at the book launch.