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'Izzo's special contribution to literature is known as 'Mediterranean noir'; crime fiction which depicts a natural paradise poisoned by corruption, drugs, organised crime, money-laundering and political failure.'
16-01-2020

In ‘My Hero', we talk to a number of RLF writers about their personal heroes, and how those heroes have had an impact on their lives and their writing.

'One friend recently asked me to name the best five books I've ever read; I told him mine, he told me his, and we've been working our way slowly through each other's lists. That's a plan of a kind and it's been a revelation.'
'Distractions are endless; from family, friends, bureaucrats, banks, social, and anti-social media. To write, I need to shut all that out for several hours.'
22-08-2019

Elanor Dymott explains how an encounter with the tangible aspects of photography, during deeply immersive research for her second novel, almost stopped her being a novelist.

Alex Martin considers whether it's better to be a man of action, or to live a more contemplative life. Or can a writer do both?

'He stood up and toured the crowded shelves of his study, picking up a book here and a book there. "Read these", he said, "Come back later in the summer and we'll discuss them."'
24-03-2016

Alex Martin speaks with Carole Angier about his early writing career as he moves from children’s writing, through English language textbooks, to the whimsical delights of decadence.

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