Jeanette Winterson on why we need the imaginative life Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles The 'arts criticism is f!*ked' debate gets personal Writer quits and pens an angry screed about the state of arts criticism: it's a familiar story, but does the latest example say more about the industry than the individuals involved? The List by Michael Brissenden A novel about a team of counter-terrorist experts desperately trying to prevent a major disaster in Sydney. And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic Caleb is quixotic, obstinate, resilient, tough and too honest for his own good. Why playwriting is like sculpting By being open to what’s possible, writing becomes a process of discovery, says playwright Andrew Bovell. (Premium content) Premium content Jeanette Winterson Thursday 26 May, 2016 The arts aren’t a luxury activity. They are central to life. Art is the part of us that is met, and that can't be met in the outside world. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Jeanette Winterson, OBE is an award-winning English novelist, essayist, poet and children's writer. Her books include Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit , Written on the Body and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?