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One of the things I love about fiction is that the physical appearance of characters does not have to be completely settled – or characters can appear differently, depending on who's seeing them. I find myself thinking about Russian folk tales, and the terrible witch Baba Yaga:Visit Tom Bullough's website.It was Baba Yaga with the iron legs, and her chin touched the ceiling...There are loads of descriptions of Baba Yaga which are clearly not meant to be taken literally. And yet you know exactly what is meant: she is twisted and appalling, more corrupt than anything you've ever encountered. You feel her more acutely than you could if the image made physical sense.
I was asked this same question – who would play Oliver in a film? – at a festival last weekend, and...[read on]
Writers Read: Tom Bullough.
My Book, The Movie: Addlands.