“I wanted to write the kind of book I’d like to read.” The writer Allegra Huston sits down at Port Eliot Festival with Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak to discuss the her new novel, Say My Name. She talks about her famous upbringing – how after the death of her mother she moved in with her father, the director John Huston, only to subsequently discover that her biological father was in fact Viscount John Julius Norwich – and her teenage years spent in Hollywood with her older sister, Anjelica Huston. She talks about her impressive career as a literary publisher, screen writer and editor, her life today in Taos, New Mexico – and her thoughts on how to write a successful sex scene.

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