Muriel Spark was the author of 22 novels, of which the best-known of might The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Loitering With Intent was first published in 1981.
How Muriel Spark revised her own history in Loitering With Intent, and why.
There was a certain period in my life during which the only thing I could write about was my divorce. Unfortunately, it coincided with a fruitful period in my book-reviewing career. After a decade of begging, I’d finally hit a sweet spot and editors were coming to me, instead of vice versa, to write about books. But because of my seething muted trauma, I essentially bombed every opportunity that came my way.