In his engrossing new biography of St Paul, Tom Wright uses a deep knowledge of the New Testament and an extraordinary narrative gift to bring Paul and his thoughts and feelings alive – almost as if he were a hero in a work of historical fiction. It reminds me of the novels of Robert Harris. When I tell Wright this, he says he did, in fact, model his writing on Harris’ Cicero trilogy, not fictionalising Paul but trying to imagine himself in his head – what he was feeling, his gut responses to the actions of people around him. The result is a revelatory and unusually intimate portrait.
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The Tablet Interview - Tom Wright
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