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Tributes & MessagesAlison Faulkner

I only heard about Julia’s death yesterday – due to the Guardian obituary by Jackie Kay. I am deeply saddened to hear about her death. A few years ago, I went on one of the Arvon Foundation courses on creative writing. I chose the one that Julia was teaching on because her novel Crocodile Soup had made such an impact on me. She was a wonderful tutor: both encouraging and helpfully critical, and a really nice person to spend time with. Her books have inspired me, and she inspired me as a person and a writer. Thank you, and goodbye. xx

Alison Faulkner