Films

Cliff Yates on special Sunday evenings, and why a 1970s LP record still has him in a spin.
Paul Sayer shares what drove him to become a writer, and what happened after his first novel won the Whitbread prize.
Alyson Hallett casts a spell when she shares her writing talisman with us.
John O'Donoghue explains the origins of his memoir 'Sectioned', and how his experience of Victorian asylums has inspired his first novel.
Novelist Helen Grant shares her writing talisman, a reproduction statue from her childhood that bridges eras of its own.
Wendy Oberman describes her writing process and shares a pro tip from the screenwriting business.
Historian John Keay has a changeable talisman, which most recently took the form of an equally changeable bird.
Mark Piggott takes us on his journey from 16 year old school leaver to novelist, with a detour through journalism and a year without beer.