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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.

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What We Leave We Carry

WritersMosaic, a division of the Royal Literary Fund, is launching a new podcast series, What We Leave We Carry, to…

New RLF Fellows clap at the 2024 Induction event. Photo by Adam Laycock.
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Welcome to our new RLF Fellows

At the end of last month, we welcomed 44 new Fellows to the RLF with our yearly induction event at…

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The Finishing Line

So – what now? RLF Fellow Mary Colson on what it’s like to actually finish a book.

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RLF Fellows’ News: July 2024

RLF Fellows news, including books and articles publishing in July 2024, as well as events, appearances and broadcasts.

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My Writing Life: Monique Roffey

Monique Roffey, FRSL, is an award-winning Trinidadian-born British writer of novels. Here, she shares her writing routine.

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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.'
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Why We Need Literary Pride

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

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Utopias

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

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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
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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…