"Sarah Hall is the only woman shortlisted for this year's Booker prize [for her novel, The Electric Michelangelo]. She talks to Aida Edemariam about tattoos, violence and her days of being wild."
"I lived in America for six years. Let's just say a personal relationship took me out there." What she will say is that being a woman in the US, specifically in southern and middle America, reminded her of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. She often felt that she had to conform, to hold her tongue -and, unsurprisingly, didn't find it easy.Read more from The Guardian.