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News & Features

Check out the latest news from the RLF, WritersMosaic highlights, and Collected – our collection of interviews, reflections and articles exploring the literary life and world of writers today.

Desk. Photo credit: Peter H | Pixabay.
Collected Article

The Gift of Failure

It’s something of a cliché to say that we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes.…

Two images split by a black line. Author Wren James is pictured in front of a sea scape in the left image, and on the other side is an image of the front page of a script which reads 'Heartstopper, season 3. Episode 1 'Love' by Alice Oseman.'
RLF News Article

Why We Need Literary Pride

This Pride Month, RLF Fellow and Heartstopper story consultant Wren James on the importance of queer representation in books.

Illustration by Fran Pulido of two books that look like open books next to a microphone.
Collected Podcast

Writing Technique, part 2

William Ryan shares insights into how he writes scenes, Lauren James talks about how she writes and Menna van Praag…

Unfinished apartment block in Spain. Photo: bridgendboy, Canva Pro.
Collected Article

Utopias

Catherine O’Flynn – once described as ‘The J. G. Ballard of Birmingham – on broken utopias and the realities behind…

Ivy Compton-Burnett Hulton Archive Getty Images. Picture shown alongside an image of the inside cover of Hilary Spurling's biography about Ivy Compton-Burnett.
RLF News Article

Rediscovering Ivy Compton-Burnett

On the 140th anniversary of her birth, Stuart Jeffries revisits one of Britain’s finest but neglected novelists.

June 24 RLF Fellows publications
RLF News Article

RLF Fellows’ News: June 2024

Publishing RLF Fellow Lucy Caldwell’s new volume of short stories, Openings, was recently published by Faber. John Self, who reviewed…