I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Michael Cunnigham in conversation with Christopher Potter at the Royal Society of Literature in July. Michael’s enthusiasm for Virginia Woolf and his desire to speak with her across time and death is palpable in The Hours. The essay cited below offers some insights into Woolf and her life and work. The comments are enlightening as well…

Virginia Woolf, my mother and me

Ahead of Review’s book club on The Hours, Michael Cunningham explains how discovering Virginia Woolf as a teenager inspired him to write his novel about her life – and how his mother provided a surprising solution when he got stuck

Michael Cunningham on The Hours