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Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg Talk About Their Collaborative Writing as S.L. Grey

The MallNegative Press London interviewed Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg, who wrote The Mall together under the pseudonym SL Grey.

Lotz and Greenberg have written a contribution as Grey for Still, a literary art book which uses photographs as a starting point for short stories, which is published by Negative London Press. In this interview they share what it’s like to be a writer in South Africa and talk about their contribution to Still:

SL GREY IS A COLLABORATION OF TWO WRITERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Sarah Lotz from Capetown and Louis Greenberg from Johannesburg. Their first novel, The Mall, was published by Corvus in 2011. Their new novel The Ward will be published 1 October 2012. Their next novel, The New Girl, is due for publication in 2013. For Still they wrote ‘Still’, a story with a reflective, downbeat and haunting mood.

Do you enjoy collaborations?
SL: That’s what S.L. Grey is all about. We’re a collaboration between Capetown-based Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg from Johannesburg. It was Louis’ first experience at collaboration, but as a screenwriter and also half of YA zombie novelist Lily Herne, Sarah is very used to collaboration. We work well together and we are able to pool our complementary skills. Also, the combined energy keeps the momentum going even through rough patches.

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