Today's www.ThorHolt.com Write With Courage guest is Claire Fox @fox_claire
Claire is a regular panellist on the BBC's Moral Maze and wrote the book, I Find That Offensive (2016) Claire is director of the Institute of Ideas, founded in 2000 to provide a forum committed to robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over. The institute of Ideas challenges knee-jerk orthodoxies and ensures new generations look behind headlines and avoid over-simplistic conclusions on difficult topics.
To this end, http://www.instituteofideas.com organise a range of high-profile public events http://www.battleofideas.org.uk
On writing - It was the sucker punch...recognising that writing was able to completely devastate you, but, brilliantly, make you understand the World in a completely different way.
On herself - I'm not a natural writer, and partly that's because of vanity!
On writing versus public speaking - Writing is a far more difficult discipline than speaking because you get pinned down...
On identity politics - I really hate that attempt, particularly in literature, to categorise people through their politics, rather than through great writing.
Profound life advice - The greatest regret is to not say what you believe.