23-03-2017

Sanjida O’Connell speaks with James McConnachie about her roots in science, blurring genre boundaries, and the opportunities and constraints of broadcast media.

16-03-2017

Menna Elfyn finds time in her hectic schedule to share a writing life where the language is rich, the international is celebrated and the political is unavoidable.

09-03-2017

David Spencer, who has written intense dramas in Halifax dialect even while living and working in Berlin, speaks with Geoff Hattersley about his playwriting career, life in a different language, and remaining true to the speech of his characters.

02-03-2017

Rahila Gupta tells George Miller: 'I have a British passport but I’ve always felt like an immigrant'. Their conversation explores the background to that statement, touching on some of the political causes that Rahila has been involved with and how her writing has served those causes.

23-02-2017

Roopa Farooki explores what it’s like to be brown when all your childhood literary heroes are white, and explains why representation matters if we want to draw more children into reading.

Ray French considers his Irish roots and adopted British identity, and how, in writing about the Irish experience in Britain, he inhabits ‘that fascinating space between home and exile.’

16-02-2017

Jane Rogers tells George Miller about how her writing career began, about writing novels versus short stories, and the impact of suffering a brain haemorrhage.

09-02-2017

MIranda Miller works to finish a novel, visits an exhibition related to an old one, and considers whether she wants to ‘be a brand’ in the brave new world of 21st century publishing, in her audio diary.

We also feature two recent pieces from the Vox section of our website, 'Letter to my younger self', from John Greening and Mary Colson.

02-02-2017

Jonathan Gregson speaks with James McConnachie about travelling the Himalaya by unorthodox means including a horse and an Enfield Bullet motorbike, and his mixed emotions about the now-vanishing Forbidden Kingdoms.