Janet Emson: Q&A With Iain Hood

Iain  Hood’s novel, This Good Book, was published by Renard Press on 16 September 2021.

Iain kindly answered a few of my questions.

1. Tell us a little about This Good Book.

This Good Book is the story of two artists’ careers. Susan Alison is a figurative painter and Douglas is a conceptual installation artist. Over fourteen years, Susan Alison also has Douglas model the figure of Christ in a Crucifixion painting she makes many attempts at, all of which she feels fail. Meanwhile, Douglas becomes a hugely successful, wealthy and prize-winning conceptual artist. Centrally, the book is about the price both Douglas and Susan Alison are willing to pay to succeed in creating good art. Good not to be confused with satisfying or lucrative or lauded or prized.

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