Anca Szilagyi - Portrait

Paralegal – Anca Szilágyi

Anca Szilágyi‘s novel Paralegal looks at the runup to the 2008 financial crash through the eyes of Binnie Greenson, a diorama artist working a summer job in a corporate law firm and struggling with her identity as an artist. She talks with 2015 Jack Straw Writers Program curator Kevin Craft about Joseph Cornell, the gradually developing executive function of twenty-somethings, and how to let your characters speak for themselves.

Music by St. Helens String Quartet, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.