Latest podcast: Roopa Farooki & Ray French

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.’

Episode: 106
Date: 23-02-2017
Length: 24:33
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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.

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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.