On writing her ‘white hot’ memoir – and finding refuge in the Timor Sea

The Guardians Jenny Valentish talks to Kathryn Heyman about how she ran away aged 20, following a traumatic sexual assault trial, to become a deckhand on a fishing trawler.

Being adrift both physically and psychologically in the Timor Sea saved her and showed her how to defy low expectations and craft a different story for herself. This is the story of her extraordinary book Fury: A Memoir, available now.