Harry Parker novelist

Interview by Bridget Osborne

September 2016

Harry Parker lost both his legs while fighting in the British armed services in Afghanistan. He has turned his experiences into a book which has received great praise from some distinguished writers: “Marvellously told” – Alan Bennett, “Alive to every nuance” – Hilary Mantel, “A brilliant book” – Edna O’Brien. He spoke to me at the 2016 festival about his book Anatomy of a Soldier.