*** DEBUG END ***

Podcast: Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent, talks to Malcolm Doney about faith, being a writer, & her new novel Melmoth

29 November 2018

Jamie Drew 2018
0:00 / 0:00

Click the play button above to listen. You can also listen on your favourite podcast platform.


On this week's podcast, Sarah Perry - author of the best-selling The Essex Serpent - talks to Malcolm Doney. She talks about her Strict Baptist upbringing, how she became a writer, and her new novel, Melmoth.

“Occasionally I try to sort of actively cultivate atheism, but it seems to me to be a barren and an unsatisfactory explanation for anything at all,” she says. “I remain a Christian, very much so.”

A write up of the interview is featured in our 16-page Christmas Books supplement, published in this Friday's edition.



Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)