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Fifty Shades Of Grey - interview with E L James

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Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James today answered critics of her best-selling trilogy and said: "It's a love story. If my critics want to concentrate on the sex, that's their issue, not my issue."

Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James today answered critics of her best-selling trilogy and said: "It's a love story. If my critics want to concentrate on the sex, that's their issue, not my issue."

Fifty Shade Of GreyThe in-demand writer spoke exclusively to the Express & Star and our sister publication the Shropshire Star.

In the first of a two-part interview, E L James tells:

  • How she connected with kinky sex 'experts' over the internet
  • What she thinks about Ana and Christian's relationship
  • How she answers feminist critics of Fifty Shades of Grey
  • What effect Fifty Shades of Grey's success has had on her family
  • The best-selling author said she was 'fed-up' with the media attention surrounding the series and added: "I can't own people's reaction to the books.

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    "My only dream was to see Fifty Shades of Grey in a bookshop - the explosion of interest has taken me completely by surprise."

    The author of the phenomena that is the erotic Fifty Shades trilogy is bemused, but delighted by her success.

    EL James, who in her 'other life' is former television producer and mother of two has seen her novels break all records.

    Sales of the first in the steamy trilogy, quickly reached a million on the Kindle e-book reader, but Fifty Shades of Grey has broken print sales records too.

    Click here to read the full interview in today's digital edition of the Express & Star for just 69p

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