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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

Writing and People

Royal Literary Fund writers explore how their writing relates to the people around them, taking in everything from working with…

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

Writing versus Life, part 1

In the first of a two-part exploration of the knotty problem of ‘Writing versus life’, Royal Literary Fund fellows discuss…

Icy road
Collected Podcast

Poetry Break with Karin Altenberg

Poetry Break: Karin Altenberg and Julia Copus discuss two poems by Tomas Tranströmer. Karin Altenberg and our host Julia Copus…

Butterfly mind
Collected Podcast

How I Write, part 5

In ‘How I Write’, RLF writers reveal how they try and fail to beat distraction. In this installment of ‘How…

Martyn Waites
Collected Podcast

Martyn Waites

Martyn Waites tells Doug Johnstone how he became a crime writer. Martyn Waites speaks with Doug Johnstone about learning crime…

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Collected Podcast

CD Rose

CD Rose tells Ann Morgan about the joys and challenges of blurring fact and fiction. CD Rose speaks with Ann…

Lesley Glaister
Collected Podcast

Lesley Glaister

Lesley Glaister talks to Caroline Sanderson about the mysteries of the creative process, and the blend of dark and light…

Writing on a train
Collected Podcast

How I Write, part 4

In ‘How I Write’, RLF writers discuss their favourite places to work. In this installment of ‘How I Write’, we…

Jamie Lee Searle
Collected Podcast

Jamie Lee Searle

Jamie Lee Searle speaks with Ann Morgan about translation and how it feeds into her other writing. Jamie Lee Searle…

Alan Jenkins
Collected Podcast

Alan Jenkins

Alan Jenkins speaks with John Greening about his career as an award-winning poet and critic. Alan Jenkins speaks with John…

Michaela Morgan
Collected Podcast

Michaela Morgan

Michaela Morgan speaks with Ann Morgan about her experience as a poet and children’s writer. Michaela Morgan speaks with Ann…

Poppy bud
Collected Podcast

How I Write, part 3

In ‘How I Write’, RLF writers explore the age-old question of where ideas come from and how they get transformed…