The Guardian interviews Sarah Waters about her new novel, Fingersmith, and the BBC adaptation of Tipping the Velvet:
“She scotches the notion that she is a ‘Dickensian’ writer. ‘People say ‘you’re like Dickens’, but I’m not like Dickens. Zadie Smith is a Dickensian writer because she’s writing about society now, just as Dickens was writing about his society. To write these faux Victorian novels is quite different.‘”
Related: extract from Fingersmith.