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Asking The Right Questions

Asking The Right Questions

...a stamp, that flyaway snowy hair, Russell was distinctly handsome! Russell wants to talk about and promote his Peace Foundation, founded in 1963 (and still going). I want to talk...
A Sea Of Unknown Faces

A Sea Of Unknown Faces

...hidden away, out of sight, away from the crowds. Also, I look insane when I write. I talk to characters; I talk to myself. I make endless cups of tea...
Genre Knowledge

Genre Knowledge

Every now and then, a university invites me to come and talk to students about ‘The Essay’. I welcome the opportunity of sharing my fascination with this literary form. It’s...
The Story Of Ourselves

The Story Of Ourselves

...On Radio Four he told Andrew Marr that ‘When we talk to each other, we talk in terms of stories and narratives…Even when economists come up with new ideas, they...
Taking Up Residence

Taking Up Residence

...woman walking through a cemetery talking to the dead, especially those women who fit the criteria above. And the dead talk back to her. My residency is ongoing, and has...
Moving Pictures, Moving Words

Moving Pictures, Moving Words

...the novel go beyond mere commercial opportunity. We’ve all grown up watching films; we’re all expert at ‘reading’ film narrative. It’s inevitable, then, that readers will talk about books in...
The End Of Dystopia

The End Of Dystopia

...began to talk about ‘tipping points’. Campaigners around the world took action to try and gain the attention of the public and governments, from building sandbag defences around UN summits...
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

...to writers whose work they know and hear them talk about how they research their books. They like listening to writers read their own words and getting their book signed...
Toeing Plimsoll’s Line

Toeing Plimsoll’s Line

...Plimsoll Roaders. And this year, in a story tent, local residents talked about their own histories; I talked about Plimsoll’s. And the six-foot photo of the figurehead came out on...
Michael Abbensetts 1938-2016

Michael Abbensetts 1938-2016

...Talk, was put on at the Royal Court Theatre. He was appointed Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court. The play won The George Devine Award. That same week, The Museum...
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