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Bill Kirton speaks with Doug Johnstone about his love of variety and new experiences, following wherever his interest leads him in his writing, and his long-term collaboration with a writer in Canada he’s never actually met in person.

Bill Kirton speaks with Doug Johnstone about becoming a teacher and loving it, being surprised by becoming ‘A Writer’ at the same time, creating radio drama and how-to writing guides, and the generally serendipitous progress of his life and career.

In the second instalment of 'My Hero', we hear from a number of RLF writers about their personal heroes, and how those heroes have had an impact on their lives and their writing.

Alicia Foster speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about her unusual childhood in an isolated former nursing home, growing up goth, her twin passions of visual art and literature, and accidentally becoming a novelist after being an academic.

Sarah Ardizzone speaks with Ann Morgan about the influence of performance on writing, the additional complications of translating graphic novels, and the need for what she calls ‘translation activism’.

Sarah Ardizzone speaks with Ann Morgan about the development of her career as a translator, translating writers in French who sit outside the mainstream, and the challenges of rendering slang convincingly in a different language and setting.

In ‘Why I Write', we talk to a number of RLF writers about what makes them write and why they keep going.

Sarah LeFanu explores the question of what name(s) to use for biographical subjects, the ongoing danger ‘of not being quite critical enough’ when the subject starts to feel like a friend, and the persistent asymmetry of naming men by surname and women by first name.

Caroline Brothers investigates the issue of cultural appropriation in fiction, suggesting the right way for novelists to avoid crossing that line.

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