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  Kathy Page 19 July 2004  
Why time spent with male prisoners inspired her to write Alphabet

Kathy Page spent a year as writer-in-residence at a category B men's prison, an experience which led her to write her sixth novel, Alphabet.
is the story of Simon Austen, an illiterate teenager imprisoned for murdering his girlfriend.  Oona King asks Kathy Page why she was drawn to this subject matter.

Alphabet by Kathy Page is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Read an extract from Alphabet
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