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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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Collected Podcast

The Experience of Being Published

Mary-Jane Riley shares her experience of getting published, Beth Miller remembers publication day, Alys Fowler reveals how she celebrates a…

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Collected Podcast

My True Genre, part 1

In the first installment of our ‘My True Genre’ series, RLF Fellows discuss how writers discover which form of writing…

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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…

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Collected Podcast

The Power of Reading

Michaela Morgan celebrates the power of poetry, Jasbinder Bilan rewrites a classic book and Tom Lee addresses his readers.

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Collected Podcast

Writers as Outsiders

RLF Fellows James Attlee, Lesley Glaister, Ruth Dugdall, and Mark Blacklock examine the idea of not fitting in, whether that…

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Collected Podcast

Writing Technique

RLF Fellows Adriana Hunter, Simon Robson, and Anna Wilson explore technical challenges they have overcome in their work, such as…

Elizabeth Cook
Collected Podcast

Elizabeth Cook in conversation

Elizabeth Cook speaks with Ann Morgan about the experience of seeing your words set in music, the physical craft of…

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Collected Podcast

The Influence of the Past

Royal Literary Fund Fellows Sarah Hilary, Peter Fiennes and Claire Williamson explore the influence of past experiences on their work,…

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Collected Podcast

Writing versus Life, part 2

In the second part of our investigation into ‘Writing versus life’, RLF writers examine the pitfalls that face writers who…

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Collected Podcast

The World Beyond the Desk

Royal Literary Fund writers explore the link between creativity and the world beyond the desk, touching on the role of…

John Greening
Collected Podcast

John Greening in conversation

John Greening speaks with Caroline Sanderson about discovering that poetry was his calling, and discusses his wide-ranging career in verse,…