28 June 2012
Some of the people in The Space in Between were simply names mentioned in a letter, or scribbled on the back of an old photograph or mentioned in passing by someone who knew someone who knew the person behind the name; others, especially Nina herself, were much more than just names. However, during the years of research and writing, I got to know all these people extremely well. They have filled both my waking and sleeping hours, and they have become an important part of my life. I got to know them, not only from the letters and the memories, but also from the perspective I gave them through my writing. Perhaps that is all that matters, and perhaps, at certain points, all the different perspectives - known and unknown - come together to accurately describe a person who is now only a name.